This program gives the deepest level of education within the field of geology, preparing students for a career in the energy and mineral resources sector or as a government-employed geologist. The program meets the requirements for gaining membership in the Association of Professional Geoscientist of Ontario (APGO) and similar organizations in other Canadian provinces and territories. The Geology Specialist Program focusses on core geology subjects, such as mineralogy and petrology, sedimentology, structural geology, mineral resources and geologic field mapping . Students are advised to be aware of course prerequisites, check clusters of courses listed for the Geology Specialist program, and consult the Earth Sciences Undergraduate Handbook for logical course progressions. For further questions, please consult with the Student Affairs Coordinator (Scott Moore, Department of Earth Sciences, 22 Russell St. Earth Sciences Center, Room 1062 email: email@example.com
Keywords: Geology, Petrology, Energy and Mineral Resources
This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.
Compulsory Foundation Sciences (1.5 credits):
Additional Foundation Sciences (3.0 credits):
Any 3.0 credits from the following, with no more than 1.0 credit from the same category:
- Biology: BIO120H1, BIO130H1
- Computer Science: CSC108H1, CSC148H1, ESS245H1/ ESS345H1
- Chemistry: CHM136H1, CHM220H1, CHM222H1
- Math: MAT136H1, MAT221H1
- Physics: PHY132H1/ PHY152H1
- Statistics: STA220H1/ GGR270H1/ STA247H1/ STA257H1, STA248H1/ STA261H1
Compulsory Foundation Geosciences (3.5 credits):
- Field techniques: ESS234H1
- Mineralogy and Petrology: ESS222H1/ ESS224H1
- Sedimentation and Stratigraphy: ESS331H1
- Structural Geology: ESS241H1
- Additionally: ESS262H1, ESS221H1/ ESS321H1, ESS324H1
Additional Foundation Geosciences (2.5 credits):
At least 0.5 credit, but no more than 1.0 credit from each subgroup:
- Geochemistry and Geophysics: ESS223H1, JGA305H1
- Mineralogy and Petrology: ESS322H1, ESS323H1
- Sedimentology, Glacial Geology, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing: ESS431H1, GGR201H1, GGR301H1, GGR337H1
Other Geosciences (3.5 credits):
A minimum of 3.5 credits from the following list that have not been used to fulfill the above requirements. At least 1.0 credit needs to be at the 400 level, and no more than 1.5 credits from the 200 level.
- Second-year courses: ENV234H1, ESS223H1, ESS245H1/ ESS345H1, ESS261H1, GGR201H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR272H1, GGR273H1
- Third-year courses: ESS311H1, ESS312H1, ESS323H1, ESS324H1, ESS362H1, ESS381H1, ESS391H1, ESS392Y1, GGR301H1, GGR337H1, JGA305H1, JPE395H1
- Fourth-year Courses: ESS410H1, ESS423H1, ESS425H1, ESS431H1, ESS441H1, ESS445H1, ESS450H1, ESS461H1, ESS481H1, ESS490H1, ESS491H1/ ESS492Y1
Advanced courses, like CHM151Y1, PHY151H1, MAT137Y1 or MAT157Y1, can be used as credits for both foundation sciences sections, meaning, half of the credit will count for Compulsory Foundation Sciences, and the other half will count for Additional Foundation Sciences.
You may choose more than 2.5 credits from the Additional Foundation Geosciences list. In that case, the additional courses will count towards the Other Geosciences.
You need a minimum of 4.0 credits of 300/400-level courses
Students are advised to check the prerequisites of the upper-year courses when deciding on their 2nd and 3rd-year-course selection.
Students who do not wish to attain APGO certification are advised to speak to the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Affairs concerning their course selection.
Recommended Course Combinations:
Students interested in Mineral Exploration:
Students with an interest in GIS: