This certificate will recognize proficiency in what is traditionally referred to as ‘hard rock’ geoscience i.e. the study of igneous and metamorphic rocks, geochemistry and mineral deposits and the processes leading to their formation. Geoscience students typically focus in one of four streams: sedimentary (‘soft’) rocks, ‘hard rocks’, geophysics or environmental geoscience but changing demands in the workplace often need employees to have broader skills than provided by basic degrees and this certificate will allow graduates to demonstrate their broader training.

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Hard Rock Geoscience includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Hard Rock Geoscience, students must complete at least half of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum credit units required in the program.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (27 credit units)

This program requires that students take prerequisite courses not listed below. Please see the course
descriptions for details.

  • GEOL 224.3 
  • GEOL 226.3
  • GEOL 229.3
  • GEOL 258.3 
  • GEOL 324.3
  • GEOL 325.3
  • GEOL 408.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • GEOL 406.3 
  • GEOL 429.3 
  • GEOL 465.3 
  • GEOL 490.3