Submit your vaccination declaration and review vaccination requirements for returning to campus in Fall 2021. Learn more.

Welcome to Geology

The Department of Geology offers undergraduate programs of B.Sc. in Geology and B.Sc. in Environmental Geoscience, both of which are elligible for APEGS (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan) membership that is transferable to every other jurisdiction in Canada. We also have graduate programs including M.Sc. and Ph.D., with research areas covering both "hard rock" and "soft rock" studies, mineral and oil-gas resources, and environmental studies. We have an established reputation for training highly "rock-conscious" students, and we are extremely proud of our students employment record.    


October 7, 2021: It is well known that human activities have significant impact on present day environment, but relatively little is known about when and how such impact took place in the early human history. A study led by Dr. Maria Velez of the Department of Geology, University of Regina, demonstrates that diatoms in lake sediments can provide important clues in answering such questions. In a recent publication in The Anthropocene  (, Velez et al. (2021) reported on diatom stratigraphies in sediment cores collected from eight mountain lakes in Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. They found that pre-Columbian indigenous peoples had significant impacts on terrestrial ecosystems in the American tropics ... Read more