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Department of Earth Sciences

Explore Earth Science

Join us in our exploration of the Earth, its stories and our relationship with it.

Undergraduate programs

A four-year BSc program in Geology or Geophysics prepares you to work as a geoscientist in the private and public sectors at home and abroad.

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Bachelor of Science in Geology

Geologists study not only rocks, minerals and fossils, but also the forces and processes operating within and at the surface of the Earth over its 4.6 billion year history. We apply our knowledge to mineral, energy and groundwater resources and the environment. Both Honours and Major programs are available. These programs provide academic preparation for professional registration through Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM).

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Earth Sciences General Program

The three-year General program is designed to give you a basic understanding of the geosciences. It is geared towards students planning to enter programs such as education, law or business, which may require an undergraduate degree for admission.

Graduate programs

We are a small department that offers a friendly research culture with advanced instrumentation and facilities. Our research spans a broad range of activities from the nanoscale to whole Earth systems where graduate students can succeed scientifically and personally.


Geoscientists combine geology, chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to advance our knowledge of the processes that have shaped our dynamic Earth. We seek to better understand these processes in order to predict past, current and future natural changes and the human impacts on these changes. We invite you to discover the research conducted by our faculty and students.

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Faculty and staff

Come meet and learn more about our expert faculty, instructors and support staff, as well as our research associate and professional affiliate.

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Department of Earth Sciences
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
240 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada