ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Develop an understanding of the social coordination of human actions and the resulting impact on the environment through your program in Environmental Economics & Policy (EEP). You will learn to develop and evaluate good environmental policy by examining the interaction between environmental values and other social values in contemporary society. Discover how laws, liability rules, property rights, pollution taxes, subsidies, marketable pollution permits and direct controls and standards can be used to influence environmental impacts.
Apply Your Knowledge
In fourth year, you will have the opportunity to top off your degree with a capstone project. Acting as an environmental researcher or consultant, you will integrate the skills and knowledge that you gained in earlier courses and apply them to a current environmental problem.
Within the curriculum, students find they can make significant contributions to our scientific understanding, and their work often contributes to scientific publications. Students will tell you that this experience is the most rewarding ones of their undergraduate education. In many cases, it transforms their career aspirations, and it's great training for graduate programs. You too can work in research, and perhaps graduate with a degree and a publication credit!
LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Go global! Working with local and world issues requires a global perspective; you can study for a semester at one of several universities around the world. This is a great way to continue your academic learning and see the world. You can choose to stay closer to home, combining work experience with classroom learning through an internship or the Co-op option in one of several majors.
You will learn to use management and decision-making skills and to apply scientific knowledge to environmental problems through group projects, labs and lectures.
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
You will benefit from a strong and active student community. The Environmental Sciences Student Executive (ESSE) provides student resources, social activities and extracurricular learning experiences to enrich their academic and professional careers. One example of this is the annual Environmental Sciences Symposium hosted by ESSE. The day brings you together with other students, experts, and community members to learn about an environmental theme through workshops and discussions that incorporate science and social science perspectives. The 2017 conference theme is "Capturing the Enthronement". It will show how issues of climate change and wildlife conservation can be expressed through the art of photography, storytelling and film making.
Ontario students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Environmental Economics and Policy program require 4U English; Advanced Functions; two courses from 4U Biology, Chemistry and Physics; two additional 4U or 4M courses. To be best prepared for semester one of the program, all applicants are advised to include 4U Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Alumni, friends and partners of OAC support scholarships and awards each year for new and in-course students. The University of Guelph also provides a variety of scholarships and bursaries for deserving students.
More information: www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance
B.Sc.(Env.) Program Counsellor
519-824-4120 x 58475
Johnston Hall, Room 133A (enter
the doors under the clock tower and
the office is straight ahead)
EEP Faculty Advisor
Dr. Glenn Fox
519-824-4120 x 52768
JD MacLachlan, Room 322
For further information on admission to the University of Guelph, contact: