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Geoscience (BSc)

VIU International, Canada

geoscience-bsc

Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,746

Course Accredited By

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The BSc Major in Geoscience is a four-year program that will provide students with a broad foundation in the geosciences, drawing upon the expertise and experience of the instructors within the Earth Science and Geography departments at VIU. The program will provide students with an understanding of core geoscience concepts such as the scientific method, Earth systems, the age of Earth, water cycling on Earth, evolution of life on Earth, natural resources and energy, natural disasters and human impacts on Earth environments.

The program will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge with hands-on activities both in the lab and in the field, and will direct students towards independent research and enquiry. Student will be expected to achieve a high-quality of written and communication skills during their geoscience studies. One of the main themes of the BSc Major is "Environmental Geoscience", as this reflects the expertise of the Earth Science and Geography departments, VIU's location on the west coast of British Columbia, and a demand for this expertise in the job market.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

General admission requirements apply.

  • A minimum "B" grade in either Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12.
  • A minimum "C " grade in Chemistry 12. (Some seats for students who have only completed Chemistry 11 with a minimum "C " grade may be available).

Year 1

  • Chemistry Fundamentals I
  • Chemistry Fundamentals II
  • Chemistry Fundamentals II
  • Environmental Geography
  • Discovering Planet Earth
  • Understanding Earth's History
  • Laboratory and Field Studies in Earth Science
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences I
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences II
  • Calculus II

Year 2

  • Atmospheric Environments
  • Earth Environments
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Mineralogy
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Earth Structures
  • Geological Field Methods and Mapping
  • Statistics I

Years 3 and 4

Minimum of thirty credits of Geography, Earth Science, and Geoscience courses as follows:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
     
  • 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 

(Note: Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.) 1,500.00

  • Total 7,042.26

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