Major in Environment and Resource Management (B.Sc.Env.)

The B.Sc. (Env.) program is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary grounding in environmental sciences. Management and decision-making skills are emphasized for the application of scientific knowledge to environmental problems and the evaluation of environmental policies. This program promotes practical problem-solving and communications skills and includes experiential learning opportunities such as co-op, research and international exchange programs. Through this unique four year degree program, you will gain the knowledge you need to balance in-depth science within a broader context of societal needs, economics and politics. Co-op program available.

Program Highlights

Students learn in the classroom, and through hands-on work in labs and in the field. Labs allow students to design and conduct experiments, and problem solve using state-of-the-art computing and analytical tools. Training in field research begins as early as labs in first year courses.

This major provides the knowledge, skills and methods an environmental scientist requires as environmental consultant, environmental manager, environmental and/or resource planner, geographic information systems analyst or to facilitate future graduate work.

Student Experience

Abi, a 3rd year student, discusses why she choose the Bachelor of Science in Env. Sci honours program Environment and Resource Management:

Program overview

BSc Environment and Resource Management checklist
BSc Environment and Resource Management Co-op checklist

Learning outcomes

Career Opportunities

Geography graduates are pursuing exciting careers across Canada and around the world in consulting firms, government agencies, and non-government organizations.  Sample careers include: Community Land Use Planner; Parks and Recreation Manager, Planning Design Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems Analyst and Environmental Consultant. Many graduates of our programs have pursued graduate studies.

Contact a B.Sc. (Env) Program Counsellor

For questions regarding the requirements of the B.Sc.(Env) Program, book an appointment with a B.Sc. (Env) Counsellor. This can be done in person or online.

Carie Devitt
B.Sc. (Env) Counselling Office
JHNH Rm:133A  519-824-4120 x58475   

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