Tackle some of the most important issues we face today: climate change, natural resource management and sustainability. Examine the endangerment of species, natural systems and the effect of pollution. As an Environmental Science student, you’ll follow a path where geography, geology, biology, chemistry, computer science and engineering intersect.
Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll learn to assess the impact of human activity on natural cycles and landforms. You can choose to apply your skills during an internship or field research. You’ll also:
Study the causes and consequences of environmental change
Learn to gather and interpret statistical data
Acquire technical knowledge of computerized mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Learn to develop effective and efficient policies for environmental management
Choose to specialize in Ecology, Hydrosphere or Geoscience
After graduation, your knowledge and technical skills will prepare you for a career in research.
Science First-Year Experience Program - For students from other Canadian provinces. Connect with other first-year science students and engage in interdisciplinary, research-based approaches to the foundational sciences.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology OR Natural Science DEC OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.
Honours programs: Students applying directly to an honours program should list it as their first choice. If not admitted to honours, they will automatically be considered for the next highest program (i.e. specialization or major).
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
There is a growing demand for geographers and environmental scientists. Many employers require researchers to conduct environmental assessments for major projects, or seek technical specialists in computer-assisted cartography and GIS. Environmental Science alumni have established careers in a range of fields including:
Environmental impact assessment
Geographic Information Systems analyst
Recent graduates have become researchers with the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Co-operation and the Secretariat for the UN Convention on Biodiversity.
As an urban studies student, you’ll explore how residential and commercial areas, community spaces, public services and transportation all function together. You’ll learn how to make decisions in the public interest, and plan for future change.