Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences Programs

Earth Sciences


OUAC Code:
Bachelor of Science
4-Year BSc (Honours) Earth Sciences
4-Year BSc (Honours) Earth Sciences Co-op
Program Description:
Brock offers one of the strongest traditional Earth Sciences/Geology degree programs in Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. Geoscientists study the planet Earth, from the time of its formation to the present day, and attempt to predict its continued evolution. Geoscientists work to solve a diverse range of problems related to pollution, groundwater management, waste disposal, global change, volcanic and earthquake hazards, and exploration and utilization of natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals and aggregates. Field trips are an integral component of this program. At Brock, you’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty on local, national and international research projects.

Our Earth Sciences Co-op program will allow you to gain valuable work experience by combining academic and work terms over five years. As co-op student, you’ll complete four academic terms prior to beginning your first work placement. 

In Ontario and throughout Canada, a license is required to practice as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.). Brock’s Earth Sciences honours and major degree programs are designed to comply with the educational requirements for initial licensing as a geoscientist-in-training, the licensing classification that leads to the P.Geo. designation established by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. 

A minor in Earth Sciences is available if you wish to obtain an overview of earth sciences while pursuing your degree in another subject area.

• professional geoscientist (P.Geo. designation)
• minerals exploration geologist
• mining geologist
• petroleum geologist
• paleontologist
* Please note that some careers may require additional professional or graduate qualifications.


Entrance Requirements:
MHF4U or MCV4U (min. 70%), SCH4U (min. 70%), two from SBI4U, SPH4U, SES4U, a second 4U math or ENG4U. Strongly recommended subjects: ENG4U.

Applicants with 65-69% in SCH4U will be considered for admission, but will be required to pass a chemistry proficiency test or complete Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1P00) prior to enrolling in CHEM 1F92. 

Expected Cut-off:
Mid 70s
Program Plan:
To see the courses that you will be taking within this program check the online Undergraduate Course Calendar
ERSC Students in lab

For more information contact
Heather Bellisario, Academic Advisor
905-688-5550 x4102