Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Improve our environment.

Time is running out to minimize how climate change impacts our lives. The UN has said "we need to push harder." Be part of the movement that pushes harder. 

Learn to face environmental problems with a unique U of G perspective that focuses on the essential connection between us and our world. Discover how to put us on a more sustainable path. Broaden your knowledge and influence with experiential education courses, co-op and studying overseas. 

Sample First Year Courses

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.

Our grads have worked here:

  • Stantec Engineering Firm
  • Alberta Parks
  • McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
  • Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Canada


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For More Information

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