Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Science and Technology > Earth and Environmental Sciences > Geological Resources
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What does the GeoResources program offer?
1. Geology / Earth Science skills and coursework at first and second-year level, with an emphasis on field skills.
2. Specialized geological skills beyond second-year level: mineral exploration and mining development activities and skills, overview of mineral deposit models and geological methods, and use of specialized geological computer tool (including Arc-GIS).
How many course should I take?
This program is designed to allow a student to take 5 courses each semester, and finish in under 2 years. GeoResources students get preferential registration, so you should be able to get any course that you need, but to stay in the program you need to take 7 or 8 courses each year! You can take 4 or 3 courses each semester, but it will take you longer. Some courses are offered only once per year, so be sure you get the prerequisites done. Try to get the early courses done first, and if you are math-challenged, take the math courses up front, because many 2nd-year courses have math prerequisites.
Why should I take EAES 1900 Resources from the Earth? This course doesn’t get credit for SFU earth science majors.
Many earth science students actually know very little about the resources that they will make a living from! Strangely, most earth science courses don’t actually cover the resources. This course is an overview of most of the extracted earth resources (metals, gems, coal, oil, soil, uranium, groundwater, etc.), how they are extracted, what they are used for, and what environmental impacts occur. Every future earth scientist or geological-technician should know this stuff! It will help you decide if there is a future in this field, and whether you really want to make a career of it!
What courses should I take? Course Selection for GeoResources students
The GeoResources program is very flexible, but that means you need to choose courses depending on your educational background and your goals. Have a look at the following examples and find one that sounds like you: