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The Department of Environmental Science offers a rigorous interdisciplinary program based on core sciences and includes courses in management, social sciences and the humanities. This program can lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major, honours or minor in Environmental Science under the Faculty of Science.
Students may pursue a double major in Environmental Science and another science subject. Students may also pursue a double honours in Environmental Science and another science subject.
Students may combine a minor in Environmental Science with a major in another discipline as part of a Bachelor of Science, Arts or Commerce degree.
For details on the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) degree requirements in the Faculty of Arts, please refer to the BES section in this Academic Calendar.
The Environmental Science program provides students with the necessary academic preparation to understand environmental and resource-oriented issues and to develop creative and effective solutions to environmental issues and challenges.
Students have the options to declare a major, double major, dual degree, honours, double honours, minor and/or co-op. Students may pursue a cooperative education option. See the Cooperatives Education Office for details.
Graduates of the honours program may be qualified for admission to graduate programs in Environmental Science or related subjects, see the Graduate Academic Calendar for details.
The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) is a well-established, foundational degree and requires the requirements listed below alongside general graduation requirements.
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program, based on core courses in environmental science and including courses from departments in the Faculty of Science, as well as those in Arts and Commerce. The following requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Science including those requirements listed in the Faculty of Science pages in this Academic Calendar.
Sixty-nine (69) credit hours in the Major subject area courses. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.20 in this group of courses used to satisfy 6 (d), the Major subject requirement:
This requirement can also be satisfied by taking either PHYS 1000 and PHYS 1001, or University Physics I (PHYS 1210) and University Physics II (PHYS 1211).
Including at least three (3) credits of Field Courses in Environmental Science (ENVS 3310-3315).
Students may count up to a maximum of nine (9) credit hours in Field Courses toward their Group C requirements for a major or honours B.Sc. in Environmental Science.
Students should consult the Faculty of Science Program Requirement Tables available online for the complete list of program requirements, recommended Science Electives, and a suggested sequence of courses for years 1 and 2. Students should consult with a Program Advisor or a Science Advisor to chart their courses, and to determine the best sequence of courses for years 3 and 4.
Note that Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2344) and Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 2345) are recommended for CHEM/ENVS double majors.
Credit is not offered for Physics for Life Sciences I (PHYS 1000) and Physics for Life Sciences II (PHYS 1001) if given for Physical Processes in the Environment (ENVS 1250).
The following requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours (or double honours with other subject) include those requirements listed in the Faculty of Science pages in this Calendar.
The specific Thirty (30) credit hours required to satisfy 9 (b) for a minor in Environmental Science are listed below, for which a minimum GPA of 2.20 is also required:
Environmental Seminar (ENVS 4499) (6 credit hours) can be taken with permission of the Department.
Note: For details on the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) degree requirements in the Faculty of Arts, please refer to the BES section of this Calendar
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