Earth Sciences

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Campus: Fredericton

Earth Sciences is the natural science that deals with Earth, the interior make-up, and superficial features, its formative and destructive pro­cesses, its age, history and development through time.

Geologists are concerned with a diverse range of issues such as the origin, migration and quality of groundwater, river and coastal erosion, desert-dune migration, the origin and evolution of oceans and continents, of mountain ranges, valleys and canyons. Studies concerning the causes and effects of natural hazards, such as those created by land and rockslides, earthquakes, floods and droughts, and volcanic eruptions all fall within the realm of Geology.

Bachelor of Science

The Geology program is available as a major, double major, minor or honours option as part of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. The Faculty of Science is one of the university’s oldest faculties and was established when UNB was founded in 1785. Our faculty has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally, and as a student you will be able to benefit from its stellar accomplishments in research and for its acclaimed graduate and nationally-accredited undergraduate degree programs. The impact of their research has led to four of our faculty members being placed in the world's top one per cent of chemists most cited in scientific papers.

State of the Art Facilities

UNB is home to some of the best and most up-to-date facilities in the country. We are one of only a few universities with an MRI and our chemistry labs are the best in the country. UNB students have access to the following facilities:

  • Canadian Rivers Institute
  • Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research
  • Planetary and Space Science Centre
  • The Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
  • MRI Research Centre

For more information, visit the Earth Sciences program site.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Science" in our admission requirements tool.

Careers

  • Exploration Geologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Environmental Advocate
  • Policy Analyst
  • Science Journalist