Sep 29, 2020  
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Honors in Geology [Science]

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences encompass the study of the atmosphere, surface and interior of the earth. The Department administers 10 academic programs: Honors and Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences, Honors and Specialization in Geology, Honors and Specialization in Paleontology, BSc Specialization in Planning, BA Major and Minor in Human Geography, and BA Major in Planning. For details on the Major and Minor in Human Geography and on the BA Major in Planning, see Faculty of Arts listing.

Honors in Geology

Geology is the study of the planet Earth—the materials it is made of, the processes which affect these materials, and the origin and evolution of life. Geologists are employed by companies engaged in exploration for and production of minerals and fuels, by government agencies, by companies engaged in engineering and environmental projects, and by universities.

Continuation in the Honors in Geology program requires successful completion of at least ★24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last ★60 credited to the degree.

A student enrolling in the Honors program should consult the Geology program student advisor before registration each year.


  1. Recommended Arts options include any HGP courses.
  2. For students entering Geology Honors, credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 , EAS 100 , EAS 105 , MATH 114 MATH 115 , PHYS 144  and PHYS 146 . Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to ★6 Science options.