Degree programs

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences offers honours and major degrees. Given our interdisciplinary nature, we also have a number of joint degrees offered with other departments.

All of these degree programs offer a mix of fundamental learning and practical laboratory and field work. Relevant work experience is offered in the Co-op Program and via work study and summer research assistant positions.

Our programs are described in the UVic Calendar. Worksheets for Program Planning are available from Academic Advising.

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Degrees Offered

  • Honours Degree (worksheet under revision)
  • Major Degree
  • Combined Major and Honours Programs in:
    • Physics and Ocean Sciences: Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics 
    • Physics and Earth Sciences: Geophysics 
    • Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences
    • Geography and Earth Sciences 
    • Biology and Earth Sciences 
  • Ocean Sciences Minor (Details)
  • Minor Program

400 Level Courses

400-level EOS course offerings are listed in a linked document.

Professional Geoscientist Registration

Our graduates who pursue a degree in Earth Sciences often wish to become Professional Geoscientists (P.Geo.) through Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Program Admissions

emptyConsideration for registration in Faculty of Science credit courses at UVic requires that you first meet a specific set of admission requirements. The requirements which apply depend on your level of education and/or the province (or country) from which you graduated.  Please refer to the current UVic Calendar or Admission Services for more information on undergraduate admission requirements.