Studying Earth Sciences

The geology of Newfoundland and Labrador is spectacular, scientifically significant and unique. A cross-section of the history of the Earth, from ancient to present day, is revealed in the geology of the province and its continental shelf. You can walk across the Moho in Gros Morne National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, be mightily impressed by the Green Gardens ophiolites, touch the mantle in the Tablelands, and visit the oldest complex fossils in the world at Mistaken Point.

Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Sciences Departments in Canada. We have 30 faculty members covering the full breadth of Earth Sciences: igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineral deposits, sedimentology and paleontology, petroleum geology, tectonics, geochemistry, geophysics, and environmental geosciences. We have leading-edge teaching laboratories and research facilities that enable us to offer high quality, internationally renowned degree programs. Our graduates are sought after by the mineral and petroleum industries, geological surveys and other government agencies, and by academia.

Our undergraduate program is professionally recognized and equips you with the required academic qualifications for professional registration as a Geologist or Geophysicist in the province.

Three students in the field sitting on the bedrock with a compass in hand