The School of Environmental Sciences offers diverse undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the comprehensive study of complex interactions involving soil, rock, water, air and living organisms, which form the Earth’s Critical Zone.
By integrating life and physical sciences, students will address important environmental problems in natural and managed terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Flexibility and diversity in courses and programs, within the School of Environmental Sciences affords students the ability to chart their own course of study based on interests and career goals.
Students develop expertise and skills through strong theoretical foundations in various disciplines along with practical experiences on- and off-campus. The integrated spectrum of knowledge from the 40 faculty in the School of Environmental Sciences also allows for comprehensive consideration of socio-economic and policy issues that would otherwise not be possible in more traditional environmental science programs.
· Research projects around the world from the Arctic to the tropics
· Many field courses that provide hands-on skills and technical expertise
· International and national award-winning faculty and staff
· Scholarship opportunities within SES and UofG as well as provincially,
nationally and internationally.
· Environmental consultant
· Federal, provincial or municipal governmental agencies
· Conservation authority officer
· Research associate
· Meteorologist, Naturalist, Geologist, Biologist, Hydrologist,
Entomologist, and many more.
· Bachelor of Science (BSc) Programs: Earth Surface Science, Environmental Biology, Forest Systems, Geology
(**the Earth Surface Science major was deleted from the Undergraduate Calendar effective 2011-12 calendar cycle**)
(**the Forest Systems and Geology minors were deleted from the Undergraduate Calendar effective 2012-13 calendar cycle**)
· Bachelor of Environmental Science (BSc Env) Programs: Earth and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Biology, Natural Resources Management
(**the Earth and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Biology, Natural Resources Management majors were deleted from the Undergraduate Calendar effective 2012-13 calendar cycle**)
(**the Environmental Sciences major was initiated in the Undergraduate Calendar effective 2012-13 calendar cycle**)
· Master of Science (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) Programs: Environmental Science
I chose to study environmental sciences at Guelph because there is a huge diversity of classes to choose from with national and even global experts as professors. The program is really well known with employers and has a good reputation.
- James Ainsworth, BSc
- Tara Harvey, BScEnv
I chose to study environmental sciences at Guelph because of the degree of interdisciplinary study. I thought that this would provide an excellent base for working in group settings during employment.
- Danny Jeffries, BScEnv