About the Bachelor of Environment Degree
What's different about the BEnv?
The only degree of its kind in Canada, graduates of the Bachelor of Environment will gain a good scientific understanding of environmental processes and the social, political and institutional frameworks in which environmental issues are considered. This broad foundation is achieved through an interdisciplinary approach that exposes students to learning opportunities in a variety of departments both within and outside of the Faculty of Environment.
Required and elective courses are directly related to environment and sustainability, with emphasis on methodology, practice and communication. Integrative courses provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills across disciplines.
Students are able to focus on their particular interests and goals and tailor their learning through participation in practical, experience-based learning opportunities such as field schools, independent research projects, co-op, mentoring opportunities and a required capstone course in their final year.
Programs Within the Degree
Resource and Environmental Management Major
REM majors study a broad range of socio-cultural and biophysical perspectives with emphasis on supporting sustainable resource management communication and decision-making.
Global Environmental Systems Major
The GES major focuses on understanding social and biophysical systems at the global scale including climate change consequences and mitigation.
Sustainable Business: Joint Major in Business and Environment
For those interested in careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors, this joint major provides graduates with a firm foundation in both business and environment/sustainability as well as course and experiences that integrate these two areas of study.