Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Other - Non Modular Program HONORS GEOLOGY PROGRAM - For Professional Registration
Faculty of Science - Earth Sciences



Admission Requirements


Adherence to these programs will fulfill all course requirements for professional registration as set by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG). Programs require 4.5 Foundation Science courses. Students are responsible for ensuring course selections result in: fulfillment of current breadth requirements with at least 1.0 from each of category A and category B; and essay requirements, 2.0 courses, one of which may be the senior Earth Sciences 4490E thesis.

Module/Program Information


Required Courses 1st Year

The completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in the following

3.0 courses:

1.0 course from: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B with an average of at least 60%, or the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B with an average of at least 60%.
1.0 course from: (Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1401A/B or Physics 1501A/B) and (Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B) with an average of at least 60%; or the former Physics 1026 with a minimum mark of 60%.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B or the former Calculus 1100A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B. A minimum mark of 60% in the course required.
0.5 course from: Earth Sciences 1022A/B, Earth Sciences 1023A/B, Earth Sciences 1070A/B, Earth Sciences 1081A/B, Earth Sciences 1083F/G. A minimum mark of 60% in the course is required.

1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, Biology 1201A, Biology 1202B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B, Computer Science 1026A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Statistical Sciences 1023A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B. This requirement must be completed by the end of second year.

1.0 additional course from category A or category B.

Note: The Professional Geophysics Program requires Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, or the former Calculus 1100A/B, and, if taken, a minimum average of 80% in Physics 1028A/B and Physics 1029A/B.


Required Courses 2nd Year

5.5 courses
(overload due to field course Earth Sciences 2250Y):

4.0 courses: Earth Sciences 2200A/B, Earth Sciences 2201A/B, Earth Sciences 2206A/B, Earth Sciences 2220A/B, Earth Sciences 2230A/B, Earth Sciences 2250Y, Earth Sciences 2260A/B, Earth Sciences 2265A/B.
1.0 course not chosen in 1st year from: Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, Biology 1201A, Biology 1202B, Computer Science 1025A/B, Computer Science 1026A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Statistical Sciences 1023A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Earth Sciences 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B.
0.5 course from category A or category B.

Required Courses 3rd Year

5.0 courses:

2.0 courses: Earth Sciences 3313A/B, Earth Sciences 3314A/B, Earth Sciences 3315A/B, Earth Sciences 3350Y.
2.0 courses from the Additional Geoscience Courses listed below.
1.0 course from the Open Course list below.

Required Courses 4th Year

5.0 courses:

2.0 courses: Earth Sciences 4450Y or Earth Sciences 4451Z, Earth Sciences 4462A/B, Earth Sciences 4490E.
2.0 courses from the Additional Geoscience Courses listed below.
1.0 course from Open Course list below.

Lists of additional courses required in 3rd or 4th year:

Geoscience Course list: Earth Sciences 3310A/B, Earth Sciences 3321A/B, Earth Sciences 3340A/B, Earth Sciences 3341A/B, Earth Sciences 3370A/B, Earth Sciences 3371A/B, Earth Sciences 3372A/B, Earth Sciences 4431A/B, Earth Sciences 4432A/B, Earth Sciences 4440A/B, Earth Sciences 4460A/B, Earth Sciences 4472A/B; Geography 2220A/B, the former Earth Sciences 4415A/B.

Open Course list: At least 1.0 at a senior level; the following are recommended for additional geoscience background, but are not required: Earth Sciences 2266F/G, Earth Sciences 3369A/B, Earth Sciences 4470A/B; Geography 2230A/B, Geography 2310A/B, Geography 2330A/B.