The Department of Geology at Lakehead University offers both Undergraduate and Masters degrees in geology and environmental science. Courses offered by the department place a strong emphasis on ‘hands-on’ geology reflecting our location within the Canadian Shield.

Interested in Geology?

Students interested in the program at Lakehead University will learn....

  • How the earth formed
  • How to identify rocks and minerals
  • About the geological and climate hazards facing us today
  • How mining and exploration work

What is Geology?

Geology is quite simply the study of the earth. The Earth Sciences include:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic Geology
  • Environmental Geology

Students interested in the geology program at Lakehead University can pursue undergraduate degrees in Geology, Geoarchaeology, Water Resource Science and Environmental Studies and Earth Science. For more information about the Geology program please download our brochure.


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