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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 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 - Geology 201, 202, 313, 323, 333, 337, 343, 353, 381, 435 or 441, 445, 493

3 units - Geophysics 351

18 units - Options from the Field of Geology

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

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

3 units - Mathematics 267 or 277

3 units - Mathematics 211

3 units - Science 311

6 units - Science options from the following (see Notes):

1Recommended options

15 units - Breadth Requirement (see Notes)

12 units - Options (Science options are recommended -- see Notes)

Notes:

  • The Major program may contain a maximum of 66 units from the Field of Geology.
  • The Major programs must contain at least 9 units 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 from the Science Options and/or the Options must be chosen from one or more of biology, chemistry (3 units maximum), computer science, physics (3 units 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 and Science 311 form the 18 units non-science course requirements selected from faculties other than the Faculty of Science. Of these 15 units, students must take at least 6 units 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 - Geology 201, 202, 313, 323, 333, 337, 343, 353, 381, 435 or 441, 445, 493

3 units - Geophysics 351

3 units - Geophysics 355 or 453 or 565

One of:

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

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

3 units - Mathematics 267 or 277

3 units - Mathematics 211

3 units - Science 311

6 units - Science options from the following (see Notes):

1Recommended options

15 units - Breadth Requirement (see Notes)

9 units - Options (Science options are recommended -- see Notes)

Notes:

  • The Honours program may contain a maximum of 78 units from the Field of Geology.
  • The Honours programs must contain at least 9 units 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 from the Science Options and/or the Options must be chosen from one or more of biology, chemistry (3 units maximum), computer science, physics (3 units 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 and Science 311 form the 18 units non-science course requirements selected from faculties other than the Faculty of Science. Of these 15 units, students must take at least 6 units& from the Faculty of Arts.
Required Courses - Minor Program

30 units 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 337

Geology 493

Geology 445

Geology 435or 441

Geology option

Geology option

Geology option

Geology option

Non-science option

Science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Geology option

Science option

GGE option1 (for Majors); Geophysics 355 or 453 or 565 (for Honours)

GGE option1

Geology option (for Majors) or Geology 5102 (for Honours)

Geology option (for Majors) or Geology 5102 (for Honours)

Option (Science recommended)

Option (Science recommended)

Option

Option

1Geology, Geophysics or Engineering option from the specified list.

2Geology 510 (a 6-unit course) may be replaced by Geology 509 (a 3-unit course) plus a 3-unit option from the Field of Geology for the Honours program.