The Earth Sciences program uses Yukon’s dynamic environment as a laboratory to deliver the first two years of a B.Sc. degree in geoscience. Faculty work with students to identify pathways for upper-level programming en route to degree completion. At Yukon University, students have the advantage to complete introductory science courses in a personalized environment characterized by small sizes and dedicated instructors. Geology programming uses local landscapes and partnerships with industry to provide experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to meet the needs of employers and solve big-picture earth science problems facing society today.

Students completing the two-year program will receive a diploma in Earth Sciences and be eligible for transfer into upper-level standing in many Canadian B.Sc. geoscience degree programs.  In partnership with Vancouver Island University (VIU)’s Department of Earth Science, students in the YukonU Earth Sciences program can transfer all credits from up to two years of study in Whitehorse directly towards completion of a B.Sc. in geoscience at VIU. This is a fantastic option for those wanting to start their geoscience education in the North and have the unique experience of studying geology in two amazing locations. This combined degree aligns with all professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) educational requirements. 

Completion of a B.Sc. degree following the Earth Sciences program allows for upward workplace mobility in scientific and technical fields and enables graduates to continue to upper-level training in science (M.Sc., Ph.D.). 

For detailed information please visit the program website, or contact me directly. Also, check out our Facebook page to see some of the program’s current fieldwork activities!