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Welcome to Geology



The University of Regina Department of Geology offers two undergraduate programs: the B.Sc. in Geology and B.Sc. in Environmental Geoscience. Both programs are eligible for APEGS (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan) membership that is transferable to every other jurisdiction in Canada.

We also have M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate research programs. Our faculty research areas cover "hard rock" and "soft rock" studies, mineral and oil-gas resources, and environmental geoscience.

We have an established reputation for training highly "rock-conscious" students, and we are extremely proud of our students' employment record.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website today, and please reach out if you have questions or suggestions for our site!



 11 June 2022: The Department of Geology is saddened to share the news that Dr Donald Kent, Professor Emeritus, passed away on June 8th. Don was a great friend, colleague, teacher and mentor who served as a professor of Geology at the University of Regina from 1968 until his retirement in June 1996; during that time he served for some time as the Head of the Geology Department. Don's research on understanding the petroleum geology of Canada has provided much of the foundation upon which petroleum exploration in Saskatchewan was based. He received many awards for his professional work, with the most recent being the 2021 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award.  Although he demanded a lot from his students, he was well liked and admired by themUpon his retirement, Dr. Kent set up two scholarships (Sedimentary Geology Scholarship and Donald Kent Geology Award) to support our students. These contributions coupled with his recognized dedication to teaching and mentoring of students through his career led to creation of the ‘D.M. Kent Club of Geology’ (the University of Regina undergraduate geology club) in the early 2000s. He will be remembered fondly and missed immensely. Dr Kent's obituary and memorial service details are posted here:

June 2022: Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates and to the Earth Ring Recipients! On Thursday, June 9th the 2022 graduates officially received their Geology or Environmental Geoscience diplomas. In addition, we also congratulate the 22 Earth Ring Recipients from the April 28th, 2022 ceremony (photo below). We wish them the best wherever their career may take them and hope to hear from them with updates on their Earth science adventures soon!


16-19 May 2022: Visit to Balgonie, Saskatchewan - we enjoyed introducing our Geology and Environmental Geoscience programs to 3300+ Grade 9 students visiting Balgonie from around southern Saskatchewan during our visit there from May 16-19th, 2022. Many thanks to Nic Montenegro and Kaitlyn Crawford for their help and the Faculty of Science for inviting us to this very successful event.