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What will I learn?

Why study Earth and Atmospheric Sciences?

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences encompasses areas of study that examine the Earth: its structure, its evolution, and the atmosphere above it. This major (or minor) includes courses from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysics, and Paleontology to provide a multidisciplinary view of our planet.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences can only be taken as part of a BSc General degree. This major can be taken with a Business minor.

Why take the BSc General degree?

The Bachelor of Science General degree offers a wide variety of majors and minors, allowing you to create a diversified degree based on your interests. Majors must be in Science, but minors can also be from courses offered by Arts; Business; or Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences. You can also take a double major in Science.

Why study Science at the University of Alberta?
The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With nearly 60 degree programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields

Possible Careers

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Biologist
  • Coal and Diamond Exploration Specialist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Geologist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Global Change Researcher
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Paleontologist
  • Pollution Control Technologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Seismic Observer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Volcanologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$29,500.00 (US$ 21,718) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students applying directly from high school. English Language Requirements: A score of at least 90 on the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet-based) with no less than 21 on each band, A score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with no band less than 6.0 (see Note 4); A score of at least 61 on the PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with no less than 60 in each communicative skill.

For international students

Students applying directly from high school.

English language Requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: At least 90 with a minimum score of 21 points in each section

IELTS(Academic): At least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

CanTEST(Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees): At least 4.5, with no part lower than 4

PTE(Academic) : At least 61, with no less than 60 in each communicative skill

CAEL(Canadian Academic English Language assessment) Either CAEL (paper) or CAEL CE (computer): A score of at least 70, with no band less than 60

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2021

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

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About University of Alberta

One of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta has an international reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked among top 100 universities in the world (CWUR, 2021)
  • 18 faculties, offering more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • Students from over 150 countries
  • 81st in the world for research impact (NTU Ranking 2019)

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