• Earth Science is a multidisciplinary field in which the principles of chemistry, physics and mathematics are applied to the problems of the physical world to understand how the Earth works in the past, present and future.

  • Earth Science literacy is of critical importance in understanding and solving challenges facing us regarding energy and resource availability and environmental security. The Earth Sciences form the essential core for formal study of energy, resources and the environment.

  • A Bachelor of Science - Major in Geoscience is offered in conjunction with the Geography Department. This program provides students with a solid foundation in earth science, the environment and natural resources. This program is also linked to the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (formerly APEGBC) Professional Geoscience (P.Geo) academic requirements.

  • The Minor in Earth Science is designed to be taken as part of a Double Minor or as a Major and Minor combination for a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. The program provides a foundation in the earth sciences and has the flexibility to create individualized programs of study.

More information of these earth science programs and other options:

In Highschool but interested in advanced education in Earth Science?

Look in to the Dual Credit Program at VIU.

These Earth Science courses may be available to you: