Earth and Ocean Sciences

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Learn more about how the earth works, from the core to the atmosphere, and from the distant genesis of our planet to current and future trends in environmental and global issues. Earth and Ocean Sciences spans virtually all aspects of understanding the history and dynamics of our planet, as well as how to best manage its resources and the environment we live in.

UBC Earth Sciences Building
Faculty Website

Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Earth and Ocean Sciences offers you the opportunity to combine your interests in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer applications, and the environment. You will study the atmosphere and the solid and liquid earth, using knowledge of the past and present to predict the future of our global system.

Specific areas of focus include: Mineral and Fuel Deposits, Crustal and Mantle Processes, Sedimentary Geology and Geobiology, Environmental Geology, Understanding Earth’s Physics, Climate, and Palaeontology.

Campus features

UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (which incorporates Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography & Atmospheric Sciences) is one of the largest and most diverse departments of its kind in the world. It housed in a new state-of-the-art facility, the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building. The Pacific Museum of the Earth is open to the public.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

Faculty Website