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Undergraduate Programs

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences offers a BSc as well as minors in Earth Sciences (Geology) and in Environmental Geoscience. Program objectives, admission requirements, and program requirements are described on the pages below. These programs are designed to ensure students meet the knowledge requirements for professional registration as a geoscientist (see Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario). 


Program Details

BSc Earth Sciences (Geology)

This program is designed for students with an interest in obtaining a degree in geology with interests in the physical sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics, whose career as geologists in the long term will be based in mineral exploration, geological mapping, governmental geoscience or consulting agencies, or who have a desire to advance to a graduate-level program in earth sciences.

Course requirements and GEOL codes
BSc Environmental Geoscience

This program is designed for students interested in environmental aspects of the geosciences. It integrates such disciplines as Geology, Biology, Geography, and Chemistry and prepares students for a long-term career within the environment (mining and the environment and environmental geochemistry) or for advanced studies at the graduate level.

Course requirements and GEOL Codes


Professional Associations with free or reduced membership dues for students

Association of Professional Geoscientists (APGO) - Please visit the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario website for complete details on professional registration. An APGO toolkit is available for tracking your progress towards obtaining the knowledge requirements.

Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapter - contact Natascia Zuccarelli, Email: NZuccarelliPegoraro@laurentian.ca, President of the SEG at LU

Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits (SGA) - see http://www.e-sga.org/



Minor in Earth Science (Geology)

Minor in Environmental Geoscience