Department of
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences


Our department is one of the largest and best supported departments in Canada, it has an international reputation for leading-edge research. Undergraduate programs parallel the research themes and include Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology, Paleontology, Human Geography and Planning.

By the Numbers


Ranked 5th

in the world for geology, our department explores interdisciplinary approaches to earth system science.

~170

active thesis-based graduate students

~40

graduates continue in academia or enter the workforce each year

40+

undergraduate awards and scholarships plus a large number of university, faculty and departmental awards available for graduate students

Video Presentations

Degree Programs

Environmental Earth Sciences

Environmental Earth Sciences

Honors and Specialization, BSc

Environmental Earth Science is the study of processes at the Earth's surface, involving interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere and solid earth.

career options

environmental health officer, geologist, geophysicist, global change researcher, secondary school teacher

Geology

Geology

Honors and Specialization, BSc

Geology is the study of the planet Earth, the materials of which it is made, the processes which affect these materials, and the origin and evolution of life.

career options

geologist, minerals or petroleum explorationist, hydrogeologist, geochemist, GIS specialist

Paleontology

Paleontology

Honors and Specialization, BSc

Paleontology explores the evolutionary history of life, beginning billions of years ago, when matter and energy first organized life out of chaos.

career options

museum curator, field researcher, educator, invertebrate or vertebrate paleontologist

Human Geography

Human Geography

Honors, Major and Minor, BA

The study of Human Geography focuses on the interface between people and the built and natural environments within which they operate.

career options

research analysts, project managers, GIS specialists, policy advisors, sustainability coordinators, and international trade consultants

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning

BA Major, BSc Specialization

Planning is a profession that works to improve the welfare of people by creating more convenient, sustainable, and attractive places for present and future generations.

career options

city Planner, environmental planner, transit and transportation planner

Virtual Tours & Digital Exhibits

Mineralogy/Petrology Museum

Paleontology Museum

Minerals of Alberta

Geoscience Garden

Trilobites - Model Viewer

Trilobites - Puzzles

Listen to Our Stories

Urban & Regional Planning: Andrew (alumni)
Urban & Regional Planning: Victoria (alumni)
Urban & Regional Planning: Yasmin (alumni)
Urban & Regional Planning: Kaelin (alumni)
Human Geography: Alison (alumni)
Human Geography: Jillian (alumni)
Human Geography: Jalene (alumni)
Human Geography: Chaka (alumni)

Publications / Brochures

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Information Sheet

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Introduction

Bachelor of Arts
Human Geography

Bachelor of Arts
Urban and Regional Planning

Geoscience and Canada

Discover Urban and Regional Planning

Human Geography - brochure

Art of Planning - brochure

Let's Get In Touch!


Ready to start your undergraduate studies with us? Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

+1 (780) 492-3265