Shaping our Mining Future

Canada's Mining University

Laurentian University is undeniably the best place on Earth to study and research the mining industry.

Personalized learning with low faculty/student ratio

Vast breadth of expertise from award-winning faculty and researchers that is unmatched

Large employment base with high-salaried career opportunities

Best consecutive post-graduate employment ratio in the province 94% after 6 months

Multicultural, diverse, welcoming and supportive environment

Enriched experiential,
co-curricular and
co-op learning

Environment of innovative, resourceful and tech-savvy mining professionals

Proximity to the most fertile geology in the world

World-class research centres and projects

A U.N. acclaimed reclamation success story

Lead on the world’s largest mineral exploration project – $104M Metal Earth

Commitment to Indigeneity and Indigenous engagement

The Goodman School of Mines is the entryway to Canada’s Mining University.

Focused on the development of world-class credentials in all disciplines of the mining cycle, the Goodman School of Mines supports ongoing development of future and current leaders in the mining industry and is at the forefront of conversations about mining education in the country and around the world.

A fresh mindset on mining education.

Harquail School of Earth Sciences

The School and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre are at the forefront of the most comprehensive field- and laboratory-based Earth Science research and education programs in North America. Its multi-faceted offerings include industry driven courses for students and professionals. The School now leads the largest $104M mineral exploration project, Metal Earth.

  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences
  • Minor in Geology
  • M.Sc. Environmental Geoscience
  • Minor in Environmental Geosciences
  • M.Sc. Geology
    • Thesis-based option (with OGS-LU mapping school option)
  • Applied Sc. in Mineral Exploration (1 year)
  • Applied Sc. in Mineral Exploration (2 years)
  • PhD Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

School of the Environment

  • BA and Minor in Environmental Studies (French or English)
  • B.Sc. and Minor in Environmental Science
  • BA, B.Sc., and Minor in Archaeology
  • Minor in Archaeological and Cultural Landscapes
  • Science Communications (Graduate Diploma – 1 year and M.Sc.Com. – 2 years)


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • B.Sc. and Minor in Chemistry
  • Certificate in Environmental Chemistry


Department of Biology

  • B.Sc. Biology (Specialization in Restoration Biology) (French or English)
  • Minor in Biology (French or English)
  • M.Sc. Biology
  • PhD Boreal Ecology

Faculty of Management

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (French or English) with specializations in Human Resources Management, Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, and Operations Management
    • Partial degree available online: 2 years on-site + 2 years online
    • Minors also available in above specializations
  • H.B. Com. Sports Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Face to face or online)

School of Indigenous Relations

  • Master of Indigenous Relations


Department of Indigenous Studies

  • BA Indigenous Studies (University of Sudbury)
  • Minor in Indigenous Studies (University of Sudbury)

Bharti School of Engineering & Computation

As a top-ranked engineering school in Canada, our graduates enjoy a solid reputation among employers and industry, and our students consistently outperform their peers in national and international competitions. The recent opening of our state-of-the-art Cliff Fielding Research, Engineering and Innovation Facility will ensure the calibre of our programs continues to deliver top achievement benchmarks.

  • B.Eng. Chemical Engineering (English and Bilingual)
    • Extractive Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Option
    • Environmental Sustainability Option
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering (English and Bilingual)
    (with Mechatronics Option)
  • B.Eng. Mining Engineering (English and Bilingual)
  • M.Eng. and M.Sc. Natural Resources Engineering (with focus on Mining/ Automation and Robotics/Process Engineering)
  • PhD Natural Resources Engineering (with focus on Mining/Automation and Robotics/Process Engineering)

School of Northern and Community Studies

  • BA Labour Studies
  • Certificate in Labour Studies
  • Minor in Labour Studies, Human Resources Stream
  • Minor in Occupational Health and Safety, Health Policy

School of Human Kinetics & School of Rural and Northern Health

School of Human Kinetics

  • MHK in Human Kinetics (ergonomics, biomechanics, mental health) (French or English)
  • Minor in Outdoor Occupational Health and Safety


School of Rural and Northern Health

  • MA and M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Health (English and Bilingual (French)
  • PhD in Rural and Northern Health

Education and Discovery for the full mining cycle.

Over the course of the past six decades, Laurentian’s expertise has expanded to encompass academic programs, course offerings, workshops, professional development and research for the full mining cycle.

Undergraduate Programs

Teaching to the entire mining cycle is easy when you have the best programming available. Laurentian University’s world-class programs lead to a vast array of career opportunities in the mining sector and beyond.

Graduate Programs

The industry is poised for exponential growth and is seeking mining executives and sector professionals that have cross-disciplinary skills to join its workforce. We invite you to discover career options for a successful future.


The mining industry has indicated that they are looking for workers with a well-rounded education and students with multiple skills and varied knowledge. Take advantage of our mining-related minors to enhance your degree.

The pursuit of knowledge through research.

Your studies may well lead you into the world of research and Laurentian’s mining-dedicated research centres will not disappoint. There are many opportunities here to study under the supervision of academic experts to actively develop impactful solutions to global industry challenges. It is all within reach.

The mineral exploration research arm of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences, MERC is an internationally recognized and industry-funded center for exploration research and education. MERC is the scientific and administrative lead for Metal Earth, the largest funded exploration research program ever undertaken in Canada.

A multidisciplinary research and monitoring institute designed to assist in the protection and management of northern aquatic ecosystems, it is a true incubator for the advancement of environmental science. The centre is unique for its strong culture of collaboration and science communication.

A research hub for occupational health and safety, ergonomics and occupational physiology in workplace and industrial environments, CROSH works closely with industry, safe workplace associations, labour groups, and government on injury prevention, safer work practices and improved health outcomes.

Combining academic and professional dynamics, the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation has been developing innovative solutions to mining industry challenges through funded applied research since 1998. Key areas of research include safety, rock mechanics, software and energy.

How We Support Students

Networking Opportunities outside of the classroom.

The Goodman School of Mines offers additional opportunities to meet people who work or study in a mining-related field by providing opportunities for students to participate in:


  • Training and workshops with industry professionals
  • Field trips
  • Mine site tours
  • Conferences
  • Student competitions
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Providing additional Learning Opportunities.

As a student enrolled in a mining program at Laurentian University, you will have the opportunity to enhance your degree through the Goodman School of Mines by taking advantage of:


  • Minors that will enhance your degree
  • Professional training with industry members
  • Workshops and activities
  • Knowledge from mining executives at the GSM Lecture Series
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Financial Support for your success.

The Goodman School of Mines provides financial support to students studying a mining-related degree through the following:


  • Request for funding for mining-related initiatives and activities
  • Scholarships
  • Classroom equipment upgrades
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