Environmental Geosciences Specialist

The Environmental Geosciences specialist program explains the interconnectedness within the Earth system (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere), measures and models processes related to groundwater and biochemical activities, and assesses the effects of human activities on our geological surroundings. This program is jointly sponsored by the School of the Environment and the Department of Earth Sciences. Topics include earth materials, sedimentary geology, aqueous geochemistry, hydrogeology and biogeochemistry.

For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator, Scott Moore. Students should note that under the Professional Geoscientists Act of 2000, individuals practicing Environmental Geoscience in Ontario require education that fulfills PGO knowledge requirements (see note below) or a P.Eng.

Enrolment Requirements

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements

12.0 credits including at least 1.0 credit from 400-level courses.

Click on the boxes below for the list of courses you may choose from:

Up to 0.5 credit can be satisfied by taking one of the following ethics courses: IMC200H1/​ PHL273H1/​ PHL275H1/​ ABS201Y1

PGO Certification

Click on the boxes below for the suggested courses to fulfill minimum qualifications. These courses fulfill groups 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B of the PGO requirements and add up to 13.5 credits:

All students, regardless of their career aspirations, are encouraged to talk to the undergraduate chair about their selection of electives.