Academic Calendar - 2022

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2022

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Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN GEOPHYSICS – For Professional Registration
Faculty of Science - Earth Sciences



This module is designed to meet the minimum geoscience knowledge requirements for Professional Registration as a licensed geoscientist in Canada, as set by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).

Admission Requirements


Completion of Western’s first year requirements with no failures and a minimum average of 70% in the following 3.0 principal courses with no mark below 60% in any principal course:

3.0 Principal Courses:

0.5 course: Chemistry 1301A/B.
1.0 course from: (Physics 1201A/B or Physics 1401A/B or Physics 1501A/B or the former Physics 1028A/B or the former Physics 1301A/B) and (Physics 1202A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B or the former Physics 1029A/B or the former Physics 1302A/B).
1.0 course from: (Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B) and (Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B); or the former Applied Mathematics 1413.
0.5 course from: Earth Sciences 1022A/B, Earth Sciences 1023A/B, Earth Sciences 1070A/B, Earth Sciences 1081A/B.

*1.0 additional course from:

Biology 1001A, Biology 1002B, Biology 1201A, Biology 1202B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B, Computer Science 1026A/B, Computer Science 1027A/B, Statistical Sciences 1023A/B, Data Science 1000A/B, Geography 2210A/B, the former Statistical Sciences 1024A/B.

*0.5 course from: Mathematics 1600A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B.

*This requirement should be completed by the end of the student’s second year.

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