Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Why choose a bachelor's degree 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.

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 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.

To see all courses offered in this program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.


Benefits of having a bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences

 Flexible Learning

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 and many more.

 Access Unique Facilities

Access the Guelph Arboretum which consists of 400 acres of gardens, trails, native plants and wildlife.

 National Recognition

Study at one of Canada’s top 15 universities (ARWU, 2021).

What can you do with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences?

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.

Careers our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences graduates successfully pursue:

  • Air Quality Analyst
  • Alternative Energy Developer
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Consulting and Assessment
  • Environmental Assessment Analyst
  • Environmental Policy Advisor
  • Hydrologist
  • Parks and Conservation
  • Policymaking and Municipal Affairs
  • Remediation Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Soil Conservation

  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

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Ibrahim Aburaneh
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.

Ibrahim Aburaneh
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

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Last updated: January 9, 2024 13:21 EST