B.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

Brock University

48 months
29280 CAD/year
6090 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth Sciences program at Brock University trains geoscientists — scientists who study the Earth and other planets in order to better understand their origin and history.


We know the Earth’s history reasonably well, and that knowledge has helped us to discover natural resources, such as oil and gas, economic minerals and metals, and to understand phenomena, such as global climate change and volcano and earthquake hazards. The geological knowledge derived from the Earth also helps us to better understand other solar system bodies. Two of our professors are planetary geologists, including Dr. Mariek Schmidt who is a member of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project that operates the rover Curiosity as it explores Gale Crater.

Earth Sciences program at Brock University is designed to comply with the educational requirements for initial registration as a geoscientist-in-training, the licensing classification that leads to the PGeo designation established by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Career outcomes

  • Professional geoscientist (PGeo designation)
  • Minerals exploration geologist
  • Mining geologist
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Paleontologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Planet Earth
  • The History of the Earth
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Structural Geology
  • Chemical and Carbonate Sedimentology
  • Glacial Geomorphology/Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For January start, deadline is two weeks before start of term.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Senior Secondary school credential appropriate for entry to university in your home country
  • Academically rigorous grade 12 year
  • Minimum B- average (higher for some programs)
  • English Language proficiency requirements must be satisfied

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6090 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6090 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • Tuition (Domestic) $6,090
  • Tuition (International) $29,279.90 Flat Fee

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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