Improve the Environment with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:56

Interested in discovering the connection between humans and our world? Is it your goal to improve the environment? If you answered yes to either of those questions, keep reading to learn 5 facts about the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program at the U of G.

Fact #1: 4 Majors, 1 Goal: Improve the Environment

Gain the knowledge required for solving complex local and global issues in one of our four BScEnv majors:

Ecology: Learn how plants, animals and microbes interact with their surroundings and explore issues such as habitat loss and endangered species.

Environmental and Resource Management: Learn to evaluate environmental problems using tools and techniques including remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS).

Environmental Economics and Policy: Study factors that motivate people to take action on environmental issues.

Environmental Sciences: Study the impacts biology and chemistry have on the environment and the effects of human intervention.

Fact #2: Co-Op Offered for all Majors

Interested in gaining work experience before you graduate? We recommend applying to the Co-Op stream of the major you are interested in. Co-op is a great way to discover what working in the field will be like so you can be sure you are in the right major for you.

Fact #3: Study Abroad

There is no better way to learn about the connections between humans and the earth than to explore it! The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program offers the flexibility for students to study across Canada and internationally!

Fact #4: Common First Year = Flexbility

Our common first year means that all students receive the same introduction to environmental science courses. Sample different areas of the environmental sciences before selecting one of the four majors to continue with!

Fact #4: Top off your Degree with a Capstone Project

In later years of the program students can complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Take on an environmental problem and find a better way to research or solve it using the knowledge and skills learned throughout your degree.

To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science visit the School of Environmental Sciences website.

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