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Simon Martin, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, Ecology. Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Kingston, ON.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Improve The Environment

Make an impact. Solve complex local and global issues. Discover the essential connection between humans and the world that sustains us. Strive to improve our environment. 

Complement classroom learning with an internship or a Co-op option. Study abroad.  The Environmental Sciences Student Executive (ESSE) provides resources, social activities and extracurricular experiences to enrich your learning, such as the annual Environmental Sciences Symposium that brings speakers from all over the world to U of G. And in fourth year, take the opportunity to top off your degree with a capstone project.

Gain the interdisciplinary expertise to face environmental problems affecting us now, and in the future. Sharpen your communication management and decision-making skills. Apply scientific knowledge to truly make a difference in our world.

Your First Year 

Semester 1

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

  • General Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy
  • Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

Curious about courses in your second, third or fourth year? Check out the Academic Calendar.

*The common first year in Environmental Sciences gives you the flexibility to select one of several majors.


Estimated Cutoff Ranges

76-80% for all majors.

Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cutoff ranges.


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For More Information

For more information, please visit:

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1