The Earth Science Program

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A three year Earth Science Major program is offered at Lakehead University. This program is the preferred choice of students who want only a three year degree in one of the sciences, or students who plan to combine their Earth Science degree with another degree to reach their employment goals. The second degree could be a one year degree in Education (teaching), a degree in business (leading to work in the resource based financial sector), or a multitude of other possibilities. The three year Earth Science Major provides the flexibility to obtain a degree in Earth Science in the shortest time possible and move on to your next goal.

Curriculum

BSc (Earth Science Major)

Three Year program

First Year:
(a) Geology 1111, 1131
(b) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(c) English 1015 or 1016
(d) One FCE elective
(e) One-half FCE from Type E course list
(f)  One FCE elective offered by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences or Physics

Second Year:
(a) Geology 2210 or 2217
(b) Geology 2213, 2214 and 2310
(c) One half-course elective in Geology
(d) One FCE elective offered by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences or Physics
(e) One and one-half FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Geology 3110, 3311 and 3410
(b) One FCE elective course offered by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences or Physics; either NRMT 2350 or Geog 2232 may be substituted for 0.5 FCE of this requirement
(c) Two and one-half FCE electives

Notes:
1. The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of 0.5 FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in the 1st year of the program.
2. Students planning to major in Geology who lack OAC Chemistry or equivalent, must register for Chemistry 1050/1070 as a science elective. After successful completion of Chemistry 1050/1070 one of the following will apply: (a) In Year 2 the student registers for Chemistry 1110/1130 as the elective course.
(b) If the final mark in Chemistry 1050/1070 is at least 80%, the Department may waive the Chemistry 1110/1130 requirement. In this case the student must select the Science elective in Year 2 of the program.