Learn to put together the living pieces in the puzzle of the natural world. As an ecologist, you will investigate the relationship between organisms and their environment. The understanding of ecosystems that you will develop in this major will assist you in resolving the conflicts that arise from the interaction between the human population and our common heritage of oceans, forests, tundra, grasslands and wildlife.
Ontario students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Ecology 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.
Sample First Year Courses
- Discovering Biodiversity
- General Chemistry I
- Introduction to Environmental Sciences
- Elements of Calculus I
- Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
- General Chemistry II
- Intro to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy
- Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
Life as an Ecology Student
Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Read about student experiences through the following student profiles:
- Habitat conservation and restoration consultant
- Environmental protection agent
- Scientific writer/editor
- Park planner
- Conservation ecologist
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