Earth Sciences

At Western, we recognize the major demand for geoscientists worldwide. Our Professional Programs in Earth Sciences are designed to meet the academic requirements for professional licensing in Canada to work as a Professional Geoscientist.

There are three main streams of study: Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Geology.

Geology encompasses mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, mineral deposits, as well as sedimentology & stratigraphy, basin analysis, hydrology & hydrogeology, palaeontology & biostratigraphy, and structural geology.

Both Geology and Geophysics students take courses in exploration seismology and other geophysical exploration methods.

Furthermore, students in the Geophysics program have strong backgrounds in mathematics, computer data analysis, signal processing and applied physics, as well as solid training in many aspects of Geology.