Programs in the Department of Geoscience are governed by a combination of general Faculty of Science regulations and the additional program specific regulations stated in the following sections.
It is essential for students to be familiar with both sets of regulations. It is helpful to read the Faculty Regulations in Section 3 first.
Students should consult Academic Requirements in their Student Centre periodically to ensure that requirements are being met. Also, students are strongly urged to consult with the Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) at all stages of their program.
The practice of geology and geophysics in Alberta is governed by Provincial law and regulated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
In order to meet the requirements of professional registration, specific academic training and four years of appropriate full-time experience as a geologist- or geophysicist-in-training following graduation are needed.
The Majors and Honours BSc programs in Geology, Geology (Petroleum Geology Concentration), and Geophysics, whose course requirements are stipulated in sections 4.4.1-4.4.5, with the exception of 4.4.4 Environmental Science - Geology Concentration, meet the current academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA, if the appropriate options are taken (see the Notes in the Required Courses subsections in sections 4.4.1-4.4.5, with the exception of 4.4.4 Environmental Science - Geology Concentration). These academic requirements are available on the APEGA website: apega.ca, and on the Department website (see below).