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The Best Place in the World to Study Geology!

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences offers some of the strongest BSc programs in Canada, with three field schools, separate courses in Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy, separate courses in Low-Temperature and High-Temperature Geochemistry, separate courses in Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology, separate courses in Ore Deposits and Ore Genesis, and a capstone course in Tectonic-Petrogenesis-Mineralization. Our graduates are highly sought by the mining industry because of the depth, high quality, and applied nature of this training. This is without question the best place the world to study Geology!

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For additional information, please contact the B.Sc. Programs Coordinator Dr. Michael Schindler Email:; Office Hours (as of Sept 5, 2017): 11:30-1:00 pm, in B5027, Willet Green Miller Centre

BSc and BSc Honours in Earth Science (Geology)

This program is designed for students with strong backgrounds and interests in the physical sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, whose careers as geologists in the long term will be based in mineral exploration, the mining industries, governmental agencies, or the petroleum industry.
BSc Earth Science Program
APGO Requirements
GEOL Codes

BSc in Environmental Geoscience

This field-based program is designed for students who are 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).
BSc Environmental Geoscience Program
APGO Requirements
GEOL Codes


Minor in Earth Science (Geology)          

Minor in Environmental Geoscience

BSc in Earth Science - Coop in Geological Exploration Option

The Coop Option in Geological Exploration is a limited-enrollment program with admission based on academic records and individual interviews through which such factors as motivation, interpersonal, and communication skills are evaluated. Entrance occurs at the end of the winter term in second year of the 4-year BSc Earth Science program. Students should indicate their interest in the program to the Director of the Harquail School by the end of the first term in the student’s second year. Students entering the Coop Option within the 4-year BSc Earth Sciences program must have a similar suite of courses to those in the listed program with a minimum grade point average of 70%, or be prepared to undertake additional courses on recommendation of the Undergraduate Advisor or Coop Coordinator. The deadline for application is 31 December. To apply, send the following as a single PDF file to Dr. Harold Gibson or Ms. Roxane Mehes.

  • Cover letter explaining why you wish to apply for the program
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters

Professional Associations with free or reduced membership dues for students

Association of Professional Geoscientists (APGO) - see
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapter - contact Christine Legrand, President of the SEG at LU

Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits (SGA) - see