Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Earth Sciences.

  • Students can also complete an Honours degree, Joint Major, Joint Honours, or Minor in Earth Sciences
  • The department offers 3 course streams leading to course concentrations: a) Geology, b) Environmental Geoscience, and c) General Earth Sciences
  • The first two streams are designed to permit students to register as a Geologist or Environmental Geoscientist in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). All students intending to practice as a geoscientist in BC must be accredited by APEGBC, and are strongly advised to pursue one of these two streams. Students not intending to practice as a professional geoscientist can follow the general earth sciences stream.
  • Students wishing to enroll in Earth Sciences courses must obtain a C- grade or better in prerequisite courses
  • Many of the SFU EASC courses are not available at Langara; it is therefore recommended that students transfer after completing the requirements that are available and the elective courses
  • Students should seek the advice of a departmental program advisor for more information on requirements and application procedures

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Lower division requirements:

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

EASC 101

EASC 201

EASC 202

EASC 204

EASC 205

EASC 206

EASC 207

EASC 208

EASC 209

EASC 210

 

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

3

All of :

GEOL 1110

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

 

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHEM 121

CHEM 122 & 126

4

4

CHEM 1120 or 1220

CHEM 1154 or 1220

4

4

MATH 150 or 151

MATH 152

4/3

3

MATH 1171 or 1173 or 1253

MATH 1271 or 1273

3

3

One of:

STAT 270

STAT 2011

 

3

3

One of:

STAT 2281

STAT 1123 or 1181 & 11821

 

3

3/4

All of:

PHYS 101, 102, 132 & 1332

OR all of:

PHYS 120, 121, 132 & 1333

OR all of:

PHYS 125, 126, 132 & 1333

OR both of:

PHYS 140 & 1413

 

8

 

8

 

8

 

8

All of:

Unavailable2

OR all of:

PHYS 1125 & 12253

OR all of:

Unavailable3

OR both of:

PHYS 1125 & 12253

 

0

 

8

 

0

 

8

Electives4

 

Electives4

 

FOOTNOTES:

LANG STAT 1181 (3) & LANG STAT 1182 (1) = SFU ACMA 1XX (1) & SFU STAT 201 (3)

2 LANG PHYS 1101 (4) = SFU PHYS 101 (3) & SFU PHYS 132 (1). Langara does not offer an equivalent course for PHYS 102.

Students are encouraged to complete the standard stream (PHYS 120, 121, 132, 133) or the advanced stream (PHYS 125, 126, 132, 133). Students may also choose to complete the studio physics stream (PHYS 140, 141).

The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements. Note, EASC Majors will meet the W and Q requirements within the program.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated July 2021