Mission Statement of the Department
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia University educates students by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to, and become life-long learners in Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and/or Environmental Science.
- to provide an environment whereby state-of-the-science instruction and education in Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Environmental Science disciplines can be offered;
- to foster an environment for superior teaching, research, and advanced study by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students that provides an understanding of the role of Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Environmental Science in society;
- to be available to provide information in the areas of Earth and Environmental Science to the academic and local community.
- to offer rigorous academic programs that develop life-long learners capable of objective critical thinking and analysis;
- to provide opportunities for students to use leading-edge technology, gain field experience, and undertake original research;
- to expose students to interdisciplinary subjects relevant to Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Environmental Science disciplines;
- to provide major, honours, and masters programs that prepare students for further graduate studies, research careers, and/or Geology and Environmental Science sector employment;
- to offer major and honours degrees in Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Environmental Science recognized by professional and/or practitioner registration organizations (e.g., Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia, ECO Canada);
- to design and offer courses and course content for students who are not majors in Geology, Environmental Geoscience, or Environmental Science, to further their understanding of these scientific disciplines.