Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Start your career as an environmental problem-solver by studying a wide range of courses from a variety of disciplines in this unique program. Gain the knowledge you need to balance in-depth science within a broader context of societal needs, economics and politics.

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. The program promotes practical problem-solving and communications skills. The program includes experiential learning opportunities such as co-op, research and international exchange programs.

Students in the final year of their program will be expected to take part in more intensive communication skill development. Graduates will seek employment in a range of fields, from government agencies to private industry and research.

Admission Requirements

Ontario students applying to any Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences 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.

Full information on admission requirements can be found here:

Career Opportunities

  • Air quality analyst
  • Alternative energy developer
  • Conservation biologist
  • Environmental assessment analyst
  • Environmental policy advisor
  • Hydrologist
  • Remediation specialist
  • Soil conservation
  • Researcher
  • Parks and conservation
  • Consulting and assessment
  • Policy-making and municipal affairs
  • International development

Academic Advising

When you get to the University of Guelph, our program counsellors and faculty advisors are here to help you succeed. Program Counsellors can help students navigate specific degree program requirements and regulations, as well as the specializations within the degree program. Faculty Advisors are also available and have specialized expertise in the degree program specializations (major, minor, area of concentration or emphasis).

For more information on academic advising visit the Program Counselling & Advising page or the Undergraduate Academic Information Centre website.