B.Sc. On Campus

Earth and Ocean Sciences

University of British Columbia

48 months
40765 CAD/year
5506 CAD/year
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The Earth and Ocean Sciences program from University of British Columbia spans virtually all aspects of understanding the history and dynamics of our planet, as well as how to best manage its resources and the environment we live in.


The Earth and Ocean Sciences program from University of British Columbia offers you the opportunity to combine your interests in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer applications, and the environment. You will study the atmosphere and the solid and liquid earth, using knowledge of the past and present to predict the future of our global system.

Specific areas of focus include: Mineral and Fuel Deposits, Crustal and Mantle Processes, Sedimentary Geology and Geobiology, Environmental Geology, Understanding Earth’s Physics, Climate, and Palaeontology.

Your future

A BSc in Earth and Ocean Sciences qualifies you for employment in various earth sciences disciplines. Students with the appropriate course background are able to register as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

The Earth and Ocean Sciences specialization can also be tailored to prepare you for entry into graduate programs in a variety of earth sciences disciplines, as well as for medical, law, or journalism school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mesozoic Earth: Time of the Dinosaurs
  • Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
  • The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Energy and Waves
  • The Solid Earth: A Dynamic Planet
  • Topics in the Earth and Planetary Sciences

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to UBC, you must successfully meet the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as the degree-specific requirements that depend on which country you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.
    • English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40765 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40765 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5506 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5506 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 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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