Bachelor of Science in Geology

Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bachelor's Degree
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4 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Related qualifications accepted by the university.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 (paper-based test)
  • iBT TOEFL: minimum score of 80 overall with no band score below 20
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 with no score below 6.0
  • CanTEST: minimum of 4.5 with no individual score below 4.0
  • CAEL: minimum of 60 with no individual band below 50
  • Cambridge ESOL Exams CAE: grade of A, B, or C
  • Pearson PTE: score of 58 or better
  • Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 6 at the TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University
  • Completion of university preparatory English at a Languages Canada accredited school recognized by Saint Mary’s
  • Completion of 3 years in a Canadian secondary school where the language of instruction and examination is English


  • Understanding the Earth
  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Planet Earth: Atlantic Canada Perspective
  • Earth History: Atlantic Canada Perspective
  • Global Change
  • Environment, Radiation and Society
  • Environmental Geology: Atlantic Canada Perspective
  • Dinosaurs and Their World
  • Mineralogy
  • Optical Mineralogy
  • Geophysics
  • Sedimentology 
  • Field Methods
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Palaeontology: History of Life
  • Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Principles of Geochemistry
  • Applied Geochemistry
  • Special Topics in Geology
  • Directed Study in Geology
  • Field Geology of Eastern Canada
  • International Field Camp
  • Tectonics
  • Advanced Palaeontology
  • Mineral Resources
  • Advanced Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Advanced Sedimentology 
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Glacial Geomorphology
  • Coastal Geomorphology
  • Honours Project
  • Special Topics in Geology
  • Directed Study in Geology

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