This major combines a foundation in the breadth of environmental science while giving students practical experience in integrating the basic science in environmental problem solving. The integration of biophysical sciences with real-world applications provides students with a unique skill set for engaging with current and future environmental issues. The many opportunities in the major for experiential learning and independent research give students an ability to collect, analyze and interpret environmental data, and propose solutions that account for both the biophysical science and the socio-economic context. The second year core curriculum develops a cross-disciplinary understanding of the biophysical environment, while the third and fourth years allow students to engage more deeply with issues of interest to them. Students will graduate from this major ready to address diverse problems such as pollinator conservation, soil and water conservation, greenhouse gas mitigation, plant disease management and chemical movement in the environment. It provides a solid background for careers in environmental protection, resource management and research, in both the public and private sectors.
Look at the big picture to unpack the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological processes. Solve our most complex environmental problems related to water, air and land use. Courses focus on scientific principles and human impact. Hands-on labs and field trips will get you ready for many career options.
Also available in co-op.
The Co-op program in Environmental Sciences is a four and a half year program including four work terms.
Note: A minimum of three Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *COOP*4000 is optional and if completed the total number of credits will equal 22.00.
|Cost of living||1 person||$7,404|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$6,976|
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