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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.4 Geoscience 4.4.1 Programs in Geology
4.4.1 Programs in Geology
Admission

See the sections on Enrolment Limitations under the Department of Geoscience and under Section 3 (Faculty Regulations).

Courses constituting the field of Geology
Geology Program Streams*

Students may focus their studies by following the Hydrogeology/Environmental Geoscience stream or the Solid Earth Geoscience stream. This entails choosing appropriate options, as outlined in the Required Courses – Major Program Section. More information can be found on the Department of Geoscience website.

*A stream is not a separate program, but rather a route or a suggested sequence of courses within the Geology program that students should take to focus their studies in a certain area.

Required Courses - Major Program

See also Section 3 (Faculty Regulations), Subsections 3.4A (Program Requirements - Major Degree Programs) and 3.5B (Introductory Courses for Science Degree Programs).

36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) - Geology 201; 202 or 203; 313 or 423; 323; 333 or 311; 337; 341 or 445; 343; 353 or 373; 381; 435 or 441; 493 or 491

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Geophysics 351

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Options from the Field of Geology

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Geology, Geophysics or Engineering (GGE) options from the following (see Notes):

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 253 or 267 or 277

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Science 311

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Science options from the following (see Notes):

      1Recommended options

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement (see Notes)

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options (Science options are recommended -- see Notes)

Notes:

  • The Major program may contain a maximum of 66 units (11.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Geology.
  • The Major programs must contain at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) at the 500 level or above from the Field of Geology.
  • 600-level courses are available to fourth year students with prerequisites and consent of the Department.
  • In order to meet the academic requirements for registration with APEGA, 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Science Options and/or the Options must be chosen from one or more of biology, chemistry (3 units or 0.5 full-course equivalent maximum), computer science, physics (3 units or 0.5 full-course equivalent maximum), or statistics.
  • Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). These 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) and Science 311 form the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) non-science course requirements selected from faculties other than the Faculty of Science. Of these 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents), students must take at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Arts.
Required Courses - Honours Program

See also Section 3 (Faculty Regulations), Subsections 3.4C (Program Requirements - Honours Degree Programs) and 3.5B (Introductory Courses for Science Degree Programs).

36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) - Geology 201; 202 or 203; 313 or 423; 323; 333 or 311; 337; 341 or 445; 343; 353 or 373; 381; 435 or 441; 493 or 491

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Geophysics 351

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Geophysics 355 or 453 or 565

One of:

  • 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Geology 510 and 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) options from the Field of Geology
  • 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Geology 509 and 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) options from the Field of Geology

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Geology, Geophysics or Engineering (GGE) options from the following (see Notes):

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 253 or 267 or 277

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Science 311

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Science options from the following (see Notes):

      1Recommended options

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement (see Notes)

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Options (Science options are recommended -- see Notes)

Notes:

  • The Honours program may contain a maximum of 78 units (13.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Geology.
  • The Honours programs must contain at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) at the 500 level or above from the Field of Geology.
  • 600-level courses are available to fourth year students with prerequisites and consent of the Department.
  • In order to meet the academic requirements for registration with APEGA, 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Science Options and/or the Options must be chosen from one or more of biology, chemistry (3 units or 0.5 full-course equivalent maximum), computer science, physics (3 units or 0.5 full-course equivalent maximum), or statistics.
  • Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). These 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) and Science 311 form the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) non-science course requirements selected from faculties other than the Faculty of Science. Of these 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents), students must take at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Arts.
Required Courses - Minor Program

30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Geology

Suggested Program Sequence

(Majors and Honours)

First Year  
Geology 201 Geology 202
Chemistry 201 or 211 Chemistry 203 or 213
Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 Mathematics 267 or 277
Physics 211 or 221 Physics 223
Non-science option Non-science option
Second Year  
Geophysics 351 Geology 323
Geology 313 Geology 333
Geology 381 Geology 343
Mathematics 211 or 221 Geology 353
Science 311 Non-science option
Third Year  

Geology 3371

Geology 493

Geology 445

Geology 4354 or 4415

Geology option

Geology option

Geology option

Geology option

Non-science option

Science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Geology option

Science option

GGE option2 (for Majors); Geophysics 355 or 453 or 565 (for Honours)

GGE option2

Geology option (for Majors) or Geology 5103 (for Honours)

Geology option (for Majors) or Geology 5103 (for Honours)

Option (Science recommended)

Option (Science recommended)

Option

Option

1Geology 337 is a field school that runs for about 15-18 days in the Spring and/or Summer Term.

2Geology, Geophysics or Engineering option from the specified list.

3Geology 510 (a 6-unit full course) may be replaced by Geology 509 (a 3-unit half course) plus a 3-unit option from the Field of Geology for the Honours program.

4Geology 435 is a field school that runs for about 15-16 days in the Spring and/or Summer Term.

5Geology 441 is a field school that runs for about 12-14 days in the Summer Term.