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Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Gain a deeper understanding of the Earth. In Earth sciences, you’ll study the processes that shape our planet. Learn about the chemical and physical properties of rocks and minerals. Examine the evolution of the solid Earth, oceans and atmosphere. Learn about environmental and biological change over time.

Quick facts

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


  • Environmental geoscientist
  • Exploration geologist (oil and gas, mineral and water resources)
  • Geological consultant
  • Geologist

Sample courses

  • Oceans and Atmosphere - EOS 110
  • The Dynamic Earth - EOS 120
  • Earth System Evolution - EOS 260
  • Earth Science Field School - EOS 300
  • Advanced Field Geology - EOS 400


Apply to the Faculty of Science (Undeclared) 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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