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.
We are a small, friendly department. You will get to know your classmates and professors well and have a say in program and departmental governance.
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|
|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|
|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|
Want to see what Field School is all about? Check out last year's trip!
If you would like additional information about our undergraduate programs, please contact the Undergraduate Assistant Larke Zarichny.