SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE (SCIENCE)

Supervisor of Studies: M. Meriano (416-208-2775) Email: mmeriano@utsc.utoronto.ca

This program has been designed to meet the expectations of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) - the licensing and regulatory body responsible for ensuring that geoscientists have the appropriate qualifications to practice. Students are encouraged to make careful choice of optional/elective courses to meet APGO requirements.

Please visit the APGO website for further information on requirements to become a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) in Ontario.

Program Requirements
Total requirements: 16.0 credits of which 1.0 credit must be at the D-level as follows:

First Year:

EESA01H3 Introduction to Environmental Science
EESA06H3 Introduction to Planet Earth
BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms
MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences
[ MATA36H3 Calculus II for Physical Sciences or MATA37H3 Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences]
PHYA10H3 Physics I for the Physical Sciences
PHYA21H3 Physics II for the Physical Sciences

Second Year:
CHMB55H3 Environmental Chemistry
EESB02H3 Principles of Geomorphology
EESB03H3 Principles of Climatology
EESB04H3 Principles of Hydrology
EESB05H3 Principles of Soil Science
EESB15H3 Earth History
EESB18H3 Natural Hazards
EESB19H3 Mineralogy
[ CSCA20H3 Introduction to Programming or PSCB57H3 Introduction to Scientific Computing]
STAB22H3 Statistics I

Third Year:
EESB20H3 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
EESC03H3 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
EESC07H3 Groundwater
EESC13H3 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
EESC20H3 Geochemistry
EESC31H3 Glacial Geology
EESC36H3 Petrology
and
0.5 credit from the following:
BIOB50H3 Ecology
EESB26H3 Introduction to Global Geophysics
EESC18H3 Limnology
EESC19H3 Oceanography

Fourth Year:
EESC37H3 Structural Geology
and
0.5 credit from the following:
EESD02H3 Contaminant Hydrogeology
EESD06H3 Climate Change Impact Assessment
EESD09H3 Research Project in Environmental Science
EESD10Y3 Research Project in Environmental Science
EESD11H3 Advanced Watershed Hydrology
EESD13H3 Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics
EESD15H3 Fundamentals of Site Remediation
EESD19H3 Professional Development Seminars in Geoscience
EESD20H3 Geological Evolution and Environmental History of North America
and
[1.0 credit at the C- or D-level in EES courses] or [0.5 credit at the C- or D-level in EES courses and PSCD11H3 Communicating Science: Film, Media, Journalism, and Society]
Strongly recommended: EESC16H3 Field Camp I or EESD07H3 Field Camp II or EESD33H3 Field Techniques