The practice of geology and geophysics in Alberta is governed by Provincial law and regulated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Students should visit https://www.apega.ca/educators/asap/ to fill out an application form for the APEGA Student Advantage Program (ASAP).
In order to meet the requirements of professional registration, specific academic training and four years of appropriate full-time experience as a geologist- or geophysicist-in-training following graduation are needed.
The B.Sc. Major and Honours programs in Geology, Geology (Petroleum Geology Concentration), Applied and Environmental Geology, meet the current academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA, if the appropriate science options are taken (see Notes under each of the perspective program links on the left).
The B.Sc. Major and Honours program in Geophysics meets the current academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA.
To review the academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA, please see the following documents:
or search for more information on the APEGA web page:
- http://www.apega.ca or
- http://www.applyatapega.ca/exam-course-syllabi.html (for syllabi and course equivalents).