Environmental Management

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Do you want a career where you can make a real difference? In the Environmental Management program, you'll gain the knowledge you'll need to play a significant role in protecting the environment. The program combines the applied aspects of environmental science and technology with extensive business training focused on leadership in environmental maintenance, remediation and regulation.

This program is offered and administered by both the School of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. Program format: on-campus, in-person. 

Admission Requirements

Ontario secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), Biology (SBI4U), and 4 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.

Unique Courses

  • Communications in Environmental Science
  • Survey of Natural Resource Economics
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Plant Health and the Environment
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Conservation Field Course

Full course descriptions and a listing of all courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.


A co-op option is available for students studying in the environmental management major. Students are required to complete four co-op work terms as part of this five-year degree. Working with Co-operative Education and Career Services, students receive support in applying for positions and completing work terms. The co-op experience improves students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, while they explore career opportunities and make money. Learn more about the environmental management co-op here.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental consultant
  • Development representative
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Eco-tourism Planner
  • GIS Technician

What Students are Saying

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Meet them here: 

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"U of G is unique for offering a BBRM program that combines disciplines of science and management. Once I discovered the BBRM program, I knew the knowledge and experience I would gain from the Environmental Management major was something I could not get from any other university. After attending a campus tour, I was amazed at the beauty of Johnston Green and the Arboretum." -Emilia Traxler, environmental management student

Read the rest of  Emilia's profile here.

Learn About the Perks

The world is your classroom.

U of G’s campus is home to the Arboretum, which is 400 acres of gardens, trails, native plants and wildlife, that will be explored for your classes and labs.

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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.

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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!

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Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Check out the following pages to learn more: