Discover Geology & Geoscience to Uncover the Mysteries of Planet Earth
Explore Earth and its natural resources
Enter into an adventurous career as a Professional Geoscientist exploring 4.5 billion years of Earth's history and scientific processes. Contribute to the discovery of raw materials that are in demand from a technology-driven society.
Discover various fields of Earth Sciences at the leading Canadian university in Economic Geology research and funding including: Geology, Geophysics, Economic Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Geoscience, Sedimentology, and Hydrogeology. Students with an interest in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences can enter into the Environmental Geoscience program to study environmental interactions between geology, biology, and hydrology.
Learn what makes volcanoes and earthquakes, how minerals and rocks form, how the earth and life evolved, what causes climate change. Understand the Earth’s evolution, including tectonics, biological evolution, and geochemical systems at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences.
Find a rewarding life-long career in practising geology in mineral exploration, the mining industry, government, consulting agencies. Gain a strong foundation for further studies at the MSc and PhD levels to develop innovative contributions to Geoscience.
This four-year B.Sc. in Earth Sciences is designed to meet the minimum knowledge (academic) requirements for registration as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). Registration with the APGO will significantly enhance career prospects of Earth Sciences students. Possible career avenues for our graduates include:
- Mineral exploration or mining geology
- Environmental geoscience or re-greening
- Volcanic and natural disasters monitoring
- Geological mapping (3D computer modeling and Geographical Information Systems GIS)
- Governmental geoscience or consulting
- Aggregates, determining suitable materials that can be used for roads and buildings
- Academia and research, for example climate change, history of life, structure of the earth, other planets, by using geophysics, geochemistry, structural geology, sedimentology, metamorphic or igneous petrology, mineralogy, hydrogeology
- Laboratory technology
Jade Lockie, Geology
Choosing Laurentian for my studies is one of the best decisions I have made. The Earth Science program at Laurentian is special because Sudbury has world class geology, world class mines, and a world class learning environment. Sudbury's unique location allows students to see fascinating geology impacts without even leaving the campus.
With all my classes located in the Willet Green Miller Center (WGMC), everyday I am interacting with all different types of geologists, geoscientists and researchers who are working for the government in my field. With hands-on labs, studying minerals and fossils of all different ages, a field course seeing world-renowned geology from the Sudbury meteorite, and field trips that take students all around the world, I consider the Earth Science program at Laurentian to be an immersive learning experience that is unparalleled.
The Earth Science program is for anyone who enjoys adventure and science hand-in-hand. Learning how the earth formed, earthquakes, volcanoes, re-greening, and mining is all geology, and it can take you to places all around the world, and within Canada that you would otherwise never visit.
Laurentian has the tools and support to help you complete your education. The free online courses they offer on researching, studying, and how to write a university paper help you transition out of highschool into the university environment. Peer navigators like myself guide new students with the transition until they are comfortable in the university setting. Our support programs such as academic advising, student life mentors, and free tutoring in difficult first year classes, all help make Laurentian university a great place to complete your degree.