Environmental Studies and Sciences
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences provides interdisciplinary programs that have a holistic view of the environment. Following the general principles of sustainability, the courses provide an integrated approach to understanding the environment, acknowledging human impact, and providing a framework to develop solutions to environmental problems.
Students in the BA degree program in Environmental Studies choose from two streams:
- Sustainable Environmental Resource Systems - This stream provides a solid grounding in the social, political, and economic aspects of sustainable development; students may specialize in either Canadian or developing world issues.
- Sustainable Urban Environments - This stream not only recognizes the link between humans and the environment, but concentrates specifically on the environmental problems and issues related to urban expansion.
This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours).
Students in the BSc program choose from four different streams:
- Forest Ecology - study of forest ecology, biology, and sustainable forest management and the role our forests play within the overall management of other natural resources
- Forest Policy and Management – study of forest ecology and biology, with a focus on the administrative and cultural practices and the role of stakeholders in forest policy and management
- Chemistry - study of the fundamental chemical nature of the environment with a focus on organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry
- Global Environmental Systems - study of biogeochemical systems, environmental/ land management techniques, and human impact on the environment
This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (4-year or Honours).