Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

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Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN GEOLOGY - For Professional Registration
Faculty of Science - Earth Sciences

This module is designed to meet the minimum geoscience knowledge requirements for Professional Registration as a licensed geoscientist in Canada, as set by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).

Admission Requirements

Completion of Western’s first year requirements with no failures and a minimum average of 70% in the following 3.0 principal courses with no mark below 60% in any principal course:
3.0 Principal Courses:
0.5 course: Chemistry 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1101A/B, Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
1.0 course from: Chemistry 1302A/B, one of (Physics 1102A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B), one of (Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, Biology 1201A, Biology 1202B).
*1.0 additional course from:
*This requirement should be completed by the end of Year 2.

Module/Program Information

11.0 courses:

6.0 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, Earth Sciences 3313A/B, Earth Sciences 3314A/B, Earth Sciences 3315A/B, Earth Sciences 3350Y.
0.5 course from: Earth Sciences 4460A/B, Earth Sciences 4462A/B, Geography 2220A/B.
2.5 courses from: Earth Sciences 3310A/B, Earth Sciences 3321A/B, Earth Sciences 3340A/B, Earth Sciences 3341A/B, Earth Sciences 3370A/B, Earth Sciences 3372A/B, Earth Sciences 4431A/B, Earth Sciences 4432A/B, Earth Sciences 4440A/B, Earth Sciences 4450Y or Earth Sciences 4451Z, Earth Sciences 4472A/B.
1.0 course: Earth Sciences 4490E.
1.0 additional course from (not already taken above): Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, Biology 1201A, Biology 1202B, Calculus 1301A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B, Computer Science 1026A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B, Physics 1102A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, Statistical Sciences 1023A/B, Data Science 1000A/B, Earth Sciences 2222A/B, Geography 2210A/B; the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B, the former Statistical Sciences 1024A/B.