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Geology (BSc)




What will I learn?

By choosing to study geology you will become a scientific detective, working closely with your professors to uncover the Earth’s past and predict its future. You will find the field of earth sciences rewarding if you enjoy the outdoors, have a good scientific knowledge base, and want to understand how the world around you works.

The geology program is available at both the BSc and BSc (honours) level. Acadia’s curriculum allows you to achieve professional registration as a geologist. It includes a core of courses at the first to fourth-year levels and allows elective courses tailored to your interests. Outside the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, you also study chemistry, math and physics.

Be Inspired

Small class sizes, frequent field trips and a close-knit community ensure that you develop a strong network, which typically continues long past graduation. The integration of field work and technology gives you rewarding hands-on experience and exposure to all aspects of geology. Faculty members are dedicated to your success and provide individual attention.

Future Careers

  • Exploration geologist
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) specialist
  • Marine Geologist
  • Museums
  • Seismologist
  • And many other careers in mining and oil industries
  • Honours: Thesis-based, with research

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,543.00 (US$ 14,537) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

12 University Avenue,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Those applying to the Bachelor of Theology normally have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with five Grade 12 academic courses, including English 12 (or equivalent), and a minimum overall average of 70%. A grade of 2.0 is necessary for each course to apply that course toward the Bachelor of Theology degree. A CGPA of 2.0 is necessary to graduate.

For international students

All programs require senior high school completion for admission.

English Requirements

TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest below 20

IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0

CAEL/CAEL Online - 70 with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam (CAE): Pass A,B or C - 180 or above with no subtest score below 173

PELMO - 65 with no section below 30

Cambridge B2 First Exam (FCE): Pass A - 180 with no subtest score below 173

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

Pathways options

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