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 secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 courses from Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), and 2 additional 4U or 4M courses. Students that are mature, transfer, or applying from outside Ontario should visit the admission requirements page to learn about their requirements.
Join us on October 6 for our Online Environment Program Information Night, to learn more about OAC's environment-related programs. This event will include a program presentation and panel including current students, recent alumni, and faculty to answer all your questions!
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
Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Find answers to our most frequently asked questions here.
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