Earth Science (BA)

VIU International, Canada

earth-science-ba

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

he Minor in Earth Science is designed to provide foundational knowledge about the Earth’s materials, processes, resources and history. Earth Science is a multidisciplinary field in which the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology are applied to understand how the Earth works. Earth Science literacy is of critical importance in understanding and solving challenges facing us regarding energy and resource availability and environmental sustainability.

The Minor in Earth Science is designed to be taken as part of a Double Minor or as a Major and Minor combination for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. The program provides a solid foundation in the physical sciences and the flexibility to create individualized programs of study.

The Minor in Earth Science is designed to be taken as part of a Double Minor or as a Major and Minor combination for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. The program provides a solid foundation in the physical sciences and the flexibility to create individualized programs of study.

The Minor in Earth Sciences combines with Minors or Majors in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The Minor in Earth Sciences also complements studies in Anthropology, Business, Economics, Creative Writing, and Liberal Studies. Career directions for students with a Minor in Earth Science are varied, but could include work in variety of fields employed with environmental consultants, resource companies or government agencies. The program will be of particular interest to students proceeding towards a career in Primary and Secondary Education, with plans for teaching a science curriculum.

Many of the courses taken to satisfy the Minor of Earth Science requirements can contribute towards the academic requirements of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (formerly APEGBC) for a Professional Geoscientist. However, a significant number of other courses may be required. Check the APEGBC syllabus requirements for a Professional Geoscientist for more details at Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • January 2022
Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English Requirements

Years 1 and 2
(Discovering Planet Earth)
(Understanding Earth's History)
(Laboratory and Field Studies in Earth Science)
(Mineralogy)
(Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)
(Earth Structures)
(Geological Field Methods and Mapping)


Years 3 and 4
Minimum of eighteen credits of Earth Science* courses numbered 300 and above from the following list, of which a minimum of nine credits must be GEOL courses:
(Aqueous Environmental Chemistry)
(Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry)
(Remote Sensing)
(Geographic Information Systems)
(Climatology)
(Biogeography)
- (Hydrology)
(Geomorphology)
(GIS Applications)
(Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology)
(Caves & Karst Landscapes)
(Mineral Resources)
(Engineering Geology)
(Hydrogeology)
(Quaternary Geology)
(Geochemistry)
(Environmental Geology)
(Earth Science Work Experience)
(Special Field Studies)
(Karst Field Techniques)
Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future)
(Earth Science Issues in British Columbia)
(Earth Science Senior Work Experience)
(Directed Studies in Earth Science)
(Research Project in Geoscience)
 

Fees for One Year* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 

Total 7,042.26

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