Environmental Geoscience

Last Update May 14, 2024
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About This Program

Environmental geoscience is the scientific study of relationships between Earth processes, human activities, and the environment. Environmental geoscientists explore how geological processes have shaped the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere over geologic time and investigate impacts of human activities on these systems.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter’s College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan’s website.

What you will Learn

Geoscience is a diverse scientific field with sub-disciplines including geochemistry, sedimentology, geomicrobiology, geophysics, mineralogy, paleontology, and hydrogeology. You will learn how to integrate knowledge of these and other sub-disciplines to improve your understanding of physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Earth system in the past, present, and future. You will also study how to address societal needs such as meeting growing demand for non-renewable and renewable resources, and minimizing environmental impacts of resource development.

First Year Classes

Term 1Term 2

Tuition Estimates

  Canadian  International 
Tuition $7,021 $24,892
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 – $1,500 $1,000 – $1,500
Total $8,321 – $8,821 $26,192 -$26,692

 will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.

Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 



Graduates of this program are immediately eligible to register as Professional Geoscientists-in-Training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). You can seek employment with a variety of private and public sector employers including consulting firms, resource companies (e.g., oil and gas, potash, base and precious metals, diamonds, aggregate), municipal divisions (e.g., water quality, wastewater treatment, solid waste management), and federal or provincial organizations (e.g., environment, water).

Career opportunities for Environmental Geoscientists include various specializations including:

  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Water Quality
  • Mine Reclamation
  • Contaminated Land Remediation
  • Environmental Protection

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter’s College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.

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