Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is by selection,and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline and completion of Level II Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 and completion of the following courses:
Information about this program and the selection procedure can be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education and the Program Director.
This is a five- level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in earth and environmental sciences related placements.
Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic workload, as prescribed by Level and Term.
Students are required to complete SCIENCE 2C00 prior to the Fall Term of Level III. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 3C00 before the first work placement.
Earth and Environmental Sciences at McMaster encompass five major themes: Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Hydrology and Climate, Environmental Policy, GIS and Spatial Analysis. It should be noted that each thematic area has its own sequence of courses and prerequisites (See the Course Listings section of this Calendar). Students may elect to take some or all of the upper level courses from different areas. In addition, there is a set of courses encompassing research design, field work, internships, and the senior thesis or review paper.
Students aiming to meet the academic requirements for professional registration of Geoscientists (P.Geo.) in Ontario can find additional information on these requirements on the website: https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/undergraduate/undergrad-welcome.html. Students are encouraged to consult with the academic program advisor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society to ensure proper course selection for professional registration. The Honours programs offered by the School of Earth, Environment & Society may not fulfill professional registration requirements.
There are Level II prerequisites for many Level III courses; these should be considered when choosing Level II courses. As an aid to choosing a coherent set of courses in a single discipline, students should consult the list of thematic areas applicable to all Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences programs.
Students should seek academic program advising from the School of Earth, Environment & Society to ensure that their choices are appropriate.
Co-op students interested in pursuing GIS-related work placements and/or a Minor or Concurrent Certificate in Geographic Information Systems must complete ENVSOCTY 2GI3 in Fall Term of Level II and one of ENVSOCTY 3GI3 or 3GV3 in Winter Term of Level II. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to ensure proper course selection.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Co-op Course List