48 months
17023 CAD/year
7270 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth Sciences program of University of New Brunswick is offered by the Department of Earth Sciences. 


The Department of Earth Sciences offers the Bachelor in Earth Sciences program of University of New Brunswick, and in Environmental Geosciences as well as joint programs in earth sciences and physics. Earth Sciences offers field schools and field training opportunities throughout its 4-year degree programs.

Earth scientists, also called geoscientists and geologists, study the origin and evolution of oceans and continents. This includes the formation of mountain ranges, valleys, glaciers, and lakes. They also study the causes and effects of natural hazards, such as those created by land- and rock-slides, earthquakes, floods and droughts, sea- and lake-level changes, and volcanic eruptions.

Earth scientists also investigate:

  • the origin, migration and quality of groundwater
  • the monitoring and mitigation of river and coastal erosion or flooding
  • sea- and lake-level rise and fall
  • climate change

They study the origin of Earth's natural resources and are extensively involved in the discovery and environmentally responsible development of metallic minerals, salts, water, clay, sand, gravel, cement, coal, oil and natural gas that society uses for construction of the built environment, agriculture and drinking water, communications and energy.

Career paths

  • Groundwater Specialist/Geochemist - Hydrogeologist
    • Reclamation and Remediation Specialist/Contaminated Site Manager - Environmental Assessment Specialist
    • Geohazard Specialist - Glaciologist – Applied Geomorphologist – Geophysicist/Seismologist - –Structural geologist – Volcanologist
    • Geophysicist
    • Mineral or Petroleum Exploration/Development/Production Geologist - Mine Geologist
    • Marine Geologist/Oceanographer – (bio-)stratigrapher/(micro-)paleontologist
    • Teacher - Museum Curator - Geotourist Guide - Science Journalist/Technical Writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Earth: Its Origin, Evolution and Age
  • Geology Lab for Engineers
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Professional Skills for Science Students
  • Science in Context
  • Earth and Planetary Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Check the admission requirements
  • Complete the application
  • Pay the application fee
  • Official or notarized transcripts/grades for all secondary or high school, colleges and universities you have attended.
  • If applicable, submit the results from any academic tests you have taken, such as SAT, ACT, Cambridge ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, CXC or others.
  • If you are applying for direct admission to an undergraduate program at UNB and are not exempt from our English language requirements, submit your English language proficiency test score. UNB accepts IELTS; MELAB; TOEFL iBT; TOEFL (paper-based); TOEFL (computer-based); MELAB; CAEL; Pearson Vue, and CanTest.
  • Check your country specific requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17023 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17023 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7270 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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