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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Collaborative Programs 4. Earth Science
4. Earth Science
Programs Offered

BSc and BSc Honours in Earth Science

The Earth Science program is a single degree, four-year multidisciplinary program jointly administered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Since this is a restricted entry program, students should contact the Earth Science Advisor as early as possible for proper advice regarding the program.

Double Major and Double Degree Programs

  • Double major programs combining any two of Earth Science, Geology, Applied and Environmental Geology, Geophysics, or Environmental Science are allowed.
  • Double major, combined degree or major/minor programs between Earth Science and Environmental Science with a Geography Concentration are allowed.
  • Double major, double degree or major/minor programs are not allowed combining Earth Science and Geography.
Program vs Faculty Regulations

The Earth Science program is governed by a combination of general Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences regulations, as well as the additional program specific regulations listed below. In cases where the regulations of the two faculties are different, students in the Earth Science program will follow the regulations listed in the Faculty of Science section.

It is essential for students to be familiar with all regulations and it is helpful to read Section 3 of the Faculty of Science regulations first.

Students completing a BSc or BSc Honours in Earth Science will be eligible for consideration for admission to the graduate program in Geography at the University of Calgary and will be eligible for consideration for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Geoscience (additional course work will be required).

APEGGA Regulations

The practice of geology and geophysics in Alberta is governed by Provincial law and regulated by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). The Earth Science program is not designed to meet those requirements. Persons intending to pursue geology or geophysics as a profession should obtain a BSc or BSc Honours in Geology, Geophysics, or Applied and Environmental Geology.

Program Information

Program Administrator: P. Bracken

Program Office: ES 356

Telephone: 403.220.8929

Fax: 403.282.6561

Website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/earthsci/

Email: earthsci@ucalgary.ca

Enrolment Limitations

Program Enrolment Limitations

Enrolment is limited in the Earth Science program. Students may be admitted directly into the Earth Science program and, once admitted, a place in the program is assured for students advancing through the second and subsequent years with satisfactory performance. Admission will be granted in the Fall Term only and will be based upon academic merit. Due to limited enrolment, it will not always be possible to accommodate every student's choice of optional courses in the third and subsequent years.

As space permits, a certain number of students who wish to gain admission to the second or third year of the program by transferring from other institutions or programs will be accepted. Any student requesting admission at this level must meet the criteria listed in 3.2 Admission (Faculty Regulations) in the Faculty of Science section of this Calendar.

Course Enrolment Limitations

Geology 311, 337, 341, 373, 381, 401, 441, 491, 503, 541, Geophysics 355, 453, 457, 549, 557, and 559 are limited enrolment courses. Earth Science majors will have priority registration in Geology 311, 337, 341, 381, 491 and Geophysics 465.