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Future studies

Graduates from Dal’s Earth Sciences program have gone on to study law, computer science, geographic information system (GIS) applications, business, and a wide variety of other disciplines.

Another logical step would be to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) degree. This path allows you to gain a more in-depth knowledge of mineralogy, petrology, micropaleontology, geochemistry, and many other topics. You’ll also participate in dynamic, faculty-led research projects. After your MSc, you’ll be ready to do a PhD and your own research.

  • Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • PhD

Diving into research

A major in ... marine spelunking?
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Maybe you’ve had the opportunity to scuba dive while vacationing on a tropical island. But have you ever spelunked in deep-sea caves as part of an academic research project? That’s just what one recent Dal graduate with a PhD in Earth Sciences has been doing: Dr. Pete van Hengstum explored a labyrinth of underwater caves in Bermuda, seeking unknown information about climate and sea levels. Read more about Dr. van Hengstum's PhD research project.

“…here at Dalhousie, I was always welcome to debate and work out ideas with my mentors. I never felt alone here; the faculty members were very supportive and enthusiastic.”