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If you are new to Canterbury or new to Geology, please see the Prospective Student page.
Undergraduate courses in Geology are designed both for students majoring in Geology and for students taking a few courses in Geology while majoring in other subjects.
From 2011, 100 level (first year) courses in Geology are worth 15 points, 200 level courses are worth 15 points and 300 level courses are worth 15 points. (Please note that the point values of all University of Canterbury courses in 2011 are different from previous years.) A student intending to major in Geology needs to take at least 135 points in Geology of which at least 60 points should be at 300 level.
Going on to Honours
If you think you might want to go on to enrol in the BSc (Hons) course, you should have a grade of “B+” or better in your Geology subjects; it is especially important that you do well in your 300-level papers.
All of the courses in Geology have web pages and many lecturers post notes on these as the semester progresses. On the course page you will find a description of the course’s aims and approach, who is teaching the course, what prerequisites there are, when the class meets, laboratory schedules, field trip or other associated costs, what texts are required, and what assessment is planned. Please feel free to contact the course convenor or any of the lecturers in the course if you have questions about it.
For information on our undergraduate courses please select from the following:
- All Geology Courses
- All Engineering Geology Courses
- 100 Level Geology Courses
- 200 Level Geology Courses
- 300 Level Geology Courses
- 400 Level Geology Courses
Help - advice on student services, student liaison, tests and exams, aegrotat, disability
Scholarships and Prizes
Field Work and Equipment Costs
Study in the field (outdoors) is a vital component of any first degree in Geology and all students are required to participate in field work as outlined in the various course contents. In addition, some voluntary field trips are offered.
For information on current field trip and/or equipment costs for courses within our undergraduate programme please select from the following:
Please Note: Some courses have optional field trips which incur additional costs
Our Undergraduate Supervisors are here to help you design your degree to suit your interests. Please feel free to contact them for advice at any stage of your degree.
|Kate Pedley (100-level coordinator)
Room 308A, Phone 364 2987 ext 3892
|Dr Travis Horton (200-level coordinator)
Room 339, Phone 364 2987 ext. 7779
|Dr Mark Quigley (300-level coordinator)
Room 337, Phone 364 2987 ext. 7779