Study Environmental Sciences at one of the world's most sustainable universities

Posted on Thursday, November 25th, 2021

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Study Environmental Sciences at a truly sustainable university

The sustainability of our planet’s health is the single largest issue facing this generation. Will you be part of the solution?

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Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences graduate with the knowledge and tools to make a meaningful difference in whichever area they choose to specialize in. Co-op is offered in every major within this program so you can take your learning out of the classroom to gain practical experience throughout your studies.

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We’re all connected, right? Ecology explains how all life forms interact with each other, and the impact we all have on our surroundings. Labs, lectures and field trips will highlight the many opportunities available within this field. From your second year, you will have the option to select extensive restricted electives, customizing this program to your own unique interests.

Sample Careers:

  • Habitat conservation and restoration consultant
  • Environmental protection agent
  • Scientific writer/editor
  • Conservation ecologist

Environment and Resource Management

Navigating the complexities of environmental policies, public behavior, and scientific facts is no easy task. Environment and Resource Management combines science, economics, law, and politics to help prepare you for the future environmental challenges that await. Studying case studies with an eye on current research is a great way to prepare you for a valuable future as an environmental problem solver.

Sample Careers:

  • Community land use planner
  • Parks and recreation manager
  • Planning design coordinator
  • Geographic information systems analyst
  • Environmental consultant

Environmental Economics and Policy

Learn to balance biophysical sciences and social sciences as you become the voice of reason in finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing our world today. Environmental Economics and Policy empowers you to change the world by addressing policy issues that impact our environment and economy.

Sample Careers

  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Resource management specialist
  • Environmental law
  • Business sustainability manager

Environmental Sciences

A foundation in both the life and physical sciences is the base of the Environmental Sciences major. From there, we’ll also give you a grounding in economic, legal and policy aspects of environmental issues so that you better understand the barriers – and discover the possibilities – that stand between us and a healthy planet. Your learning won’t stop in the classroom, either. Lots of hands-on labs and field trips will enrich your learning experiences at U of G. Read on to find out more about that!

Sample Careers

  • Environmental scientist
  • Air and water quality monitoring specialist
  • Environmental coordinator/analyst/consultant/specialist

We don’t just talk the talk. At U of G, we walk the walk.

  • U of G is:
    •  One of the most sustainable universities in the world.
      • Times Higher Education IMPACT Rankings, 2021
    • Only the second University in Canada to be named a Bee City Canada Campus!
    • One of the first Canadian universities to commit to divesting from fossil fuels.
    • Awarded a Gold rating for sustainability
      • Association for the Advancement in Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021

Learn more about our sustainability rankings and initiatives on our website.

Ready to take the next step? Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences today!

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