Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Improve our environment.

You see the news. Environmental problems are engulfing our world. We need your passion and brainpower to turn things around. Join the movement and protect our natural world. Your courses will prepare you with an understanding of science and nature’s systems. Opportunities in experiential education courses, co-op and studying overseas will broaden your exposure and influence. Face environmental problems with a unique U of G perspective: understanding the essential connection between humans and our world.

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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.


All majors available with co-op.

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

75-80% 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

For more information, check out the Program Spotlight article on our website.

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