Environmental Science

The Environmental Science Program aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the environment underpinned by a strong foundation in science.

The School of Environment Science offers Major and Honors program options. The program combines several academic approaches to facilitate critical interpretation and evaluation of studies on current environmental issues impacting humans and ecosystems. Students are encouraged to examine the social, economic and political contexts for these environmental issues, including legislative framework for management actions, and role of stake-holders in decision making.

EVSC core courses facilitates the formation of an Environmental Science cohort group of students who progress through the program together, providing opportunities for idea exchange, team-building, friendship and networking during their studies. Environmental Science graduates will be equipped with skills to communicate to a range of audiences such as government, business, and the general public.

Concentrations

Concentrations offer course selections tailored to foster specialized skills and knowledge. Students choose the concentration that allows them to dig deeper into the area of environmental science that interests them most.

Applied Biology

Develop a strong background in ecology, whole-organism biology, and applied conservation biology. Assess the impacts of human activities on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Environmental Earth Systems

Acquire integrative understanding of environmental processes and systems. Develop technical skills in quantitative research methods. Use remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems to analyze spatial data.

Environmetrics

Build a broad knowledge base in biology, environmental analytical chemistry, and geography. Receive in-depth training in the design of sampling schemes for environmental analysis and monitoring.

Water Science

Receive comprehensive training in hydrology, climatology, glaciology and aquatic sciences. Develop expertise in assessment of water resources in the context of Earth’s changing climate.

Applied Biology

Develop a strong background in ecology, whole-organism biology, and applied conservation biology. Assess the impacts of human activities on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Environmental Earth Systems

Acquire integrative understanding of environmental processes and systems. Develop technical skills in quantitative research methods. Use remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems to analyze spatial data.

Environmetrics

Build a broad knowledge base in biology, environmental analytical chemistry, and geography. Receive in-depth training in the design of sampling schemes for environmental analysis and monitoring.

Water Science

Receive comprehensive training in hydrology, climatology, glaciology and aquatic sciences. Develop expertise in assessment of water resources in the context of Earth’s changing climate.

Applied Biology

Develop a strong background in ecology, whole-organism biology, and applied conservation biology. Assess the impacts of human activities on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Environmental Earth Systems

Acquire integrative understanding of environmental processes and systems. Develop technical skills in quantitative research methods. Use remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems to analyze spatial data.

Environmetrics

Build a broad knowledge base in biology, environmental analytical chemistry, and geography. Receive in-depth training in the design of sampling schemes for environmental analysis and monitoring.

Water Science

Receive comprehensive training in hydrology, climatology, glaciology and aquatic sciences. Develop expertise in assessment of water resources in the context of Earth’s changing climate.

Develop a strong background in  whole-organism biology, and applied biology. Assess the impacts of human activities on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Acquire integrative understanding of environmental processes and systems. Develop technical skills in quantitative research methods. Use remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems to analyze spatial data.

Build a broad knowledge base in biology, environmental analytical chemistry, and geography. Receive in-depth training in the design of sampling schemes for environmental analysis and monitoring.

 

Receive comprehensive training in hydrology, climatology, glaciology and aquatic sciences. Develop expertise in assessment of water resources in the context of Earth’s changing climate.