DEPARTMENT OF

Geological Sciences and

Geological Engineering

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Why Choose Geology at Queen's?


Queen’s Geology is a unique department in that it offers programs in both Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Queen's has one of the largest dedicated geology departments in Canada. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including an X-ray Diffraction and Clay Mineral Lab, a Computational Geomechanics Lab, and Stable Isotope and ICP/MS Lab to name a few. For a complete list of facilities and services offered by the department visit the facilities & services webpage.

There are many opportunities at the undergraduate level for gaining field experience. These opportunities allow students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom in a real world setting and help them secure a job during the summer months and after graduation. Most students in the department gain over 240 hours of experience on various field trips

Job opportunities available to our graduates are numerous. Depending on your chosen path, here are some sample careers: (Please note this is not an exhaustive list as there are many other careers available)

Geophysics and Rock Mechanics Manager Environmental Geologist Paleontologist
Mineral Exploration Operation Director Mineral Exploration Project Manager Ground Control Engineer
Gemologist Prospector GIS Specialist
Exploration Geologist Manager of Geophysical Research Survey Geologist
Minerals Processing Technician Geo-instrumentation Engineer Mine Geologist
Exploration Geologist Site Cost Controller Marine Geologist
Nuclear Waste Disposal Senior Research Advisor Environmental Technician
Museum Curator Paleobiologist Applied Mineralogist
Vice President- Exploration Geomechanics Engineer University Professor
GeoEnvironmental Engineer Hydrogeologist Teacher
Computer Systems Manager Engineering Geologist Project Engineer
Mineral Exploration Geologist Chief Research Scientist Geothermal Exploration Manager
City Environmental Manager Research and Development Engineer Regional R & D Manager
Economic Geologist Groundwater Engineer Production Geologist
Buyer Geotechincal Engineer Canadian Sales Manager

If you would like additional information about our undergraduate programs, please contact the Undergraduate Assistant Larke Zarichny