Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Out of Province Requirements
Undeclared first year allows students to find their area of interest. Students will declare a major at the end of first year.
Gain Real Work Experience
Final-year students work on an 8-month consulting project with industry partners.
Learn From the Best
Learn from professors with world-renowned reputations and rich histories in agricultural science.
Hands-on Learning in Field Courses
This includes arctic and field ecology, field entomology, tropical agroforestry and many more.
Access Unique Facilities
Access the Guelph Arboretum which consists of 400 acres of gardens, trails, native plants and wildlife.
Study at one of Canada’s top 15 universities (ARWU, 2021).
With a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, your career could involve computer work to model environmental impact, lab work to test samples or field work for further research. This means you could be doing desk work, field work, or both. You could also be working in a local community or traveling around the world regularly. The choices are endless.
Just a few career paths our graduates successfully pursue:
- Air Quality Analyst
- Alternative Energy Developer
- Conservation Biologist
- Consulting and Assessment
- Environmental Assessment Analyst
- Environmental Policy Advisor
- Parks and Conservation
- Policymaking and Municipal Affairs
- Remediation Specialist
- Soil Conservation
I chose U of G because of the campus culture and environment — and the environmental science program is an amazing extension of that. With the general first year in environmental sciences, I was given time to grow into my interests and make the right choices.
Why Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences?
Want to help make this world a better place? Interested in integrating biophysical sciences with real-world problem solving? This program will help you get there. Get ready to immerse yourself in the studies of ecology, biology, zoology, oceanography, atmospheric science, soil science, geology, and chemistry – to name just a few.
Experience an Interdisciplinary, Hands-on Approach
Get critical management and decision-making skills combined with the scientific knowledge to solve environmental problems and evaluate environmental policies. And the best part? Our program promotes practical problem-solving and communications skills with real-world learning opportunities such as co-op, research and international exchange programs.
Gain a Competitive Edge
Gain an edge in your career pursuits with a program that combines the life and physical sciences to solve important environmental issues in the forest, aquatic and agro-ecosystems.
Hands-on opportunities with accomplished research faculty and industry professionals also gives you a career advantage. You’ll broaden your exposure and your influence, and face environmental problems with a unique perspective on the essential connection between humans and our world.
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (BScEnv)
- Specialized Majors
- in student satisfaction - Maclean's Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020
- ranking in Canada in Environment/Ecology
|1||Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology||BIOL*1090||0.50|
|1||General Chemistry I||CHEM*1040||0.50|
|1||General Chemistry II||CHEM*1050||0.50|
|1||Introduction to Environmental Sciences||ENVS*1030||1.00|
|1||Introduction to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy||FARE*1040||1.00|
|1||Introduction to the Biophysical Environment||GEOG*1300||0.50|
|1||Elements of Calculus I||MATH*1080||0.50|
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences [B.Sc.(Env.)] program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar