Top 10 reasons to study Earth Sciences at Dal:
- Earth Sciences courses will give you a broader understanding of the world we live in.
- The 10-day Earth Sciences Field School in August will give you hands-on experience in geological field methods.
- As an honours student in Earth Sciences, you can participate in a research project through the Dalhousie Geochronology Centre (DGC).
- You could work full-time in a lab during the summer, getting training in geochemistry or geochronology.
- In ERTH 4156.015, you’ll examine one of the world’s major active petroleum systems—in Trinidad—through fieldwork and using lab, seismic, well-log, and other data.
- In Advanced Field School, you could travel to Italy, Chile, the UK, or the US to study unfamiliar geographical phenomena first-hand.
- The labs in Dal's Earth Sciences Department comprise one of the world's strongest facilities in geochronology, helping researchers study the age and thermal history of land formations around the world.
- By joining the Dawson Geology Club, you’ll have opportunities to go on additional field trips—like to the salt mine in Pugwash, NS.
- Through the Science Co-op Program, you might work in industry or for the government—maybe in oil or mining, or in a museum.
- You’ll meet employers who come to visit the department and sometimes go out in the field with students.