Environmental Geochemistry

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

Study the chemistry of the earth. Make informed decisions and help solve earth science problems. Research and analyze the quantity and distribution of chemicals in rocks, minerals, fluids, and gases.

Experience this and more with UNB’s specialized program in environmental geochemistry!

This unique option provides you with a background to pursue careers or graduate studies in environmentally related geoscience fields, especially in areas related to water resources, contamination and remediation.

Geochemists work at all levels of government agencies or teach at universities or research institutes. Geochemists are also employed by geochemical companies, petroleum and mining companies, and geology, geophysics and engineering consulting firms.

Bachelor of Science

The Environmental Geochemistry 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:

Students do choose to concentrate in:

  • 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 Environmental-Geochemistry page on the Faculty of Science's website.

Admission Requirements

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


  • Consultant
  • Science or Technical Writer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Professional
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Lab Technician/Assistant