Geology Option

The Saint John campus offers courses designed to lay the groundwork for the Geology degree, which must be completed on the Fredericton campus. Please see the Fredericton Degree Programs section for descriptions of the Earth Sciences programs: 

The following introductory courses are recommended for students interested in pursuing an Earth Sciences program:

  1.     GEOL 1044, GEOL 1074.
  2.     MATH 1003, MATH 1013.
  3.     CHEM 1041, CHEM 1046, CHEM 1072, CHEM 1077.
  4.     A minimum of 14 ch in approved electives, for a total of at least 40 ch.

Students are recommended to take one of the following two groups of courses: (PHYS 1011, PHYS 1012, PHYS 1021, and PHYS 1022 for a total of 10 ch), or (BIOL 1017, BIOL 1105, and BIOL 1205 for a total of 8 ch) as part of the 14 ch in approved electives. Note that a full year of physics is required for a later professional registration as a Geoscientist. Note also that students choosing to take the first-year BIOL courses may need to take additional first year Biology credits  in Fredericton in a later year. Students shoud consult UNB Fredericton program advisors for details. These courses need not be completed in the first year of study, but is recommended that as much as possible of this requirement be completed before transferring to the Fredericton campus.

After the first year of study, completion of ESCI 1703, Field School (7 days), is recommended. See Course Descriptions - Fredericton.

Minor in Geology

Saint John students may earn a Minor in Geology. The minor must be approved by the Department of Biological Sciences. 

A Minor consists of the first-year Geology courses (GEOL 1044, GEOL 1074) and additional GEOL courses to a total of 24 ch, including the first-year courses. Courses from UNB Fredericton's Earth Sciences department (ESCI) may also be counted towards a Geology Minor (with approval from the Department of Biological Sciences) for students graduating with a UNB Saint John degree in another field. 

Students whose programs require first-year geology courses may also count these courses towards a minor in Geology. The student must obtain a grade of C or better in all courses counting towards the minor. 

The Geology Minor does not meet the requirements for professional registration in New Brunswick.