What will I learn?

The Earth Sciences program trains geoscientists who study the Earth and other planets in order to better understand their origin and history.

We know the Earth’s history reasonably well, and that knowledge has helped us to discover natural resources such as oil and gas, economic minerals and metals, and to understand phenomena such as global climate change and volcano and earthquake hazards. The geological knowledge derived from the Earth also helps us to understand other solar system bodies.

Two of our professors are planetary geologists, including Mariek Schmidt who is a member of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project that operates the Curiosity rover as it explores the Gale Crater.

Brock’s program is designed to comply with the educational requirements for initial registration as a geoscientist-in-training, the licensing classification that leads to the PGeo designation established by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Career Outcomes:

  • Professional geoscientist (PGeo designation)
  • Minerals exploration geologist
  • Mining geologist
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Paleontologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Mathematics & Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition per credit - CAN $5,855.97; Tuition flat fee (4.0+ credits or attempts) - CAN $29,279.90
Start date

January 2022, May 2022, September 2022


Brock University

St. Catharines Campus,

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,


Ontario (ON),

L2S 3A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Grade 12 graduation in an accredited high school. Applicants must have Senior Secondary school credential appropriate for entry to university in your home country; academically rigorous grade 12 year; Minimum B- average (higher for some programs). Applicants who have successfully completed the IB diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission. English proficiency requirements: IELTS - overall 6.5, no band below 6.0; TOEFL - overall 88, no band below 21; CAEL - overall 70, no band below 60; PTE - 58; IELP Level 5 - Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program.

For international students

Applicants must have Secondary school diploma, Grade 12 courses at the number and level specified for your province, A minimum average of 70%.

English proficiency requirements

IELTS - overall 6.5, no band below 6.0

TOEFL - overall 88, no band below 21

CAEL - overall 70, no band below 60

PTE - 58

IELP Level 5 - Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College