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Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Chemistry plays a vital role in all Earth systems. Explore the nature and movement of chemical elements in rocks, minerals, soils and water. Investigate the effect we have on earth chemistry. Gain experience by participating in lab exercises, field schools and research opportunities.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Geochemistry

Careers

  • Environmental geoscientist
  • Geochemical laboratory technician
  • Research and development professional

Sample courses

  • Chemical Reactivity Fundamentals with Environmental Applications – CHEM 102
  • Earth System Evolution – EOS 260
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles – EOS 403

Admission

Apply to the Faculty of Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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Program planning

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