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Environmental Science streams

Ecology stream

If you are interested in issues such as forest management, plant and aquatic ecology, ecosystems, biology of pollutants, you can choose the following course scheme.

To review course descriptions, please visit the Undergraduate Calendar.

Stage 1

Environment and society (GEOG 290)
Form and function of organisms (BIOL 225)
Biodiversity and ecology (BIOL 226)
Introduction to programming (COMP 248) or Fundamentals of object-orienting programming (COMP 218)
The natural environment: Air and Water (GEOG 272)
The natural environment: Land and Life (GEOG 274) or Introduction to the Earth (GEOL 210)
Mapping the environment (GEOG 260) or Field methods (GEOL 216)
Analytical chemistry for biologists (CHEM 212) or Introductory Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM 217)

Stage 2

Biostatistics I (BIOL 322)
Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 363)

Three credits out of

Evolution (BIOL 321)
Resource analysis and management (GEOG 355)
Palaeobiology (GEOL 302)

Nine credits out of

Landscape Ecology (GEOG 371)
Plant Reproductive Ecology (GEOG 372)
Plant Community Ecology (GEOG 373)
Hydrology (GEOG 375)
Landform Evolution (GEOG 377)
The Climate System (GEOG 378)

Six credits out of

The Ecology of Individuals (BIOL 350)
Basic Population Ecology (BIOL 351)
Communities and Ecosystems (BIOL 353)
Environmental Toxicology (BIOL 381)
Entomology (BIOL 385)
Biochemistry I (CHEM 271)
Evolution of the Earth (GEOL 331)
Thermodynamics (ENGR 251)
Introduction to environmental engineering (CIVI 361)

Stage 3

Advanced GIS (GEOG 463) or Remote sensing (GEOG 465)

Eighteen credit out of:

Plant Field Ecology (BIOL 451)
Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology (BIOL 457)
Aquatic ecology (BIOL 459) 
Biochemistry II (CHEM 375)
Environmental Impact Assessment (GEOG 458) 
Geomedia and the Geoweb (GEOG 466) 
Environmental Management (GEOG 470)
Sustainable Forest Management (GEOG 474)
Water Ressource Management (GEOG 475)
Hydrogeology (or similar environmental topic) (GEOG 498)
Current research in environmental earth science (GEOL 440)
Air pollution and emission control (CIVI 467)
Waste management (CIVI 468) 
Geo-environmental engineering (CIVI 469)

Honours:

Honours essay (GEOG 491) or Independent study (BIOL 490)

Hydrosphere stream

If you are interested in issues such as river dynamics, hydrology, air and water pollution, watershed and coastal management, you can choose the following course scheme.

To review course descriptions, please visit the Undergraduate Calendar.

Stage 1

Environment and society (GEOG 290)
Form and function of organisms (BIOL 225)
Biodiversity and ecology (BIOL 226)
Introduction to programming (COMP 248) or Fundamentals of object-orienting programming (COMP 218)
The natural environment: Air and Water (GEOG 272)
The natural environment: Land and Life (GEOG 274) or Introduction to the Earth (GEOL 210)
Mapping the environment (GEOG 260) or Field methods (GEOL 216)
Analytical chemistry for biologists (CHEM 212)

Stage 2

Biostatistics I (BIOL 322)
Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 363)
Resource analysis and management (GEOG 355)
Hydrology (GEOG 375)
Landform evolution (GEOG 377)
The Climate System (GEOG 378)
Thermodynamics (ENGR 251)
Introduction to environmental engineering (CIVI 361)

Stage 3

Advanced GIS (GEOG 463) or Remote sensing (GEOG 465)

Six courses out of:

Environmental management (GEOG 470)
Current research in environmental earth science (GEOL 440)
Hydrogeology (or similar environmental topic) (GEOG 498)
Environmental impact assessment (GEOG 458)
Air pollution and emission control (CIVI 467)
Waste management (CIVI 468)
Geo-environmental engineering (CIVI 469)

Honours:

Honours essay (GEOG 491)

Geoscience sphere

If you are interested in issues such as groundwater resource and pollution, environmental toxicology, geological processes, you can choose the following course scheme.

To review course descriptions, please visit the Undergraduate Calendar.

Stage 1

Environment and society (GEOG 290)
Form and function of organisms (BIOL 225)
Biodiversity and ecology (BIOL 226)
Object-orienting programming (COMP 248) or Fundamentals of programming (COMP 218)
The natural environment: Air and Water (GEOG 272)
Introduction to the Earth (GEOL 210)
Mapping the environment (GEOG 260) or Field methods (GEOL 216)
Introductory analytical chemistry (CHEM 217)

Stage 2

Biostatistics I (BIOL 322)
Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 363)
Palaeobiology (GEOL 302)
Hydrology (GEOG 375)
Landform evolution (GEOG 377)
The Climate System (GEOG 378)

6 Credits out of:

Molecular biology (BIOL 367)
Evolution of the Earth (GEOL 331)
Biochemistry I (CHEM 271)
Thermodynamics (ENGR 251)
Introduction to environmental engineering (CIVI 361)

Stage 3

Remote sensing (GEOG 465)
Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution (GEOL 415)
Current research in environmental earth science (GEOL 440)
Hydrogeology (or similar environmental topic) (GEOG 498)
Biochemistry II (CHEM 375)
Environmental Biochemistry (CHEM 470)
Chemical toxicology (CHEM 472)

Honours:

Honours essay (GEOG 491) or Undergraduate research (GEOL 414)

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