Environment Programs

Protecting the environment is part of our culture.

Thinking about the environment is part of our everyday activities at the University of Guelph. Students, faculty and staff actively work to make positive change on campus and off. The breadth of program options enables you to explore environmental topics from a variety of focuses. No matter the program you pick, you will learn about the environment from a 360° view. The environment and the issues it faces are not one-dimensional and your studies will reflect that. You will explore how people, places, things and animals interconnect, compete and co-exist.

An instructor and class during a lab in a forest.

Associate Diploma 



What Students are Saying

"The best part about my program is the diversity of approaches applied. Both theory and practical know-how are taught, which is important in the environmental science sector to solve the issues that exist." -Jeremy, environmental and resource management student

Head shot of Nidhi.
Environmental Economics
and Policy
Ibrahim smiling with a field of greenery behind him.
Ibrahim Aburaneh
Environmental Sciences
Head shot of Kelly Evans standing in front of the Summerlee Science Complex.
Kelly Evans
Environmental Biology
Fernando Montaño Lopez taking soil samples from a community garden plot.
Fernando Montaño López, MSc
Environmental Sciences
Head shot of Brad smiling in a forest.
Bradley Howie, MES
Environmental Sciences
Head shot of Busayo Kodaolu.
Busayo Kodaolu, PhD
Environmental Sciences

Reasons to Choose U of G

Find your

Pursue your passions by joining one of U of G's clubs, like the Outdoors Club, which organizes outdoor wilderness trips year-round.

Learn more

Learn beyond the classroom.

Experiential learning opportunities are at the core of U of G and OAC. You'll take what you’ve learned in class and apply it to real life experiences!

Learn more

Access funding support. 

OAC offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and travel grants. In 2020, 687 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!

Learn more