Curent undergraduate students
With earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes making headline news in recent years, countries around the world need graduates who understand the earth and its resources.
The Earth Sciences program combines geology with studies in ground and surface water and the engineering properties of rocks and soils. Our professors are engaged in soil and water contamination studies and enrich your classes with research about minerals, petroleum exploration, groundwater, surface water, and the atmosphere.
In addition to interesting labs and field work, you can also benefit from 20 months of paid co-op work experience and graduate ready for a career as an exploration geologist, groundwater specialist, environmental geochemist, consultant, teacher, and more.
Our students tell us they're attracted to Waterloo's program because of the challenging courses, our internationally respected professors, and our top reputation: Waterloo's earth sciences department ranks 4th in Canada.
New course: Introduction to Environmental Science! See course details (PDF)!