Environment and Resource Management Major

Environment and Resource Management

Why Environment and Resource Management?

As an Environment and Resource Management student, you will gain technical skills fundamental to managing the biophysical environment. Learn about remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) and effective data collection. Then hone your ability to analyze, interpret and present this information to the people, companies, governments and organizations who interact with and impact the environment most.

Students in the Environment and Resource Management (ERM) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Environmental Management, Environmental Governance, Environmental Sciences, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

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

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The Co-op program in Environment and Resource Management is a five-year program including four work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

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

Develop Solutions to Today’s Environmental Challenges

 Balance Your Skillset

Balance biophysical sciences with social sciences to develop effective solutions to today’s environmental challenges and implement them through sound management and governance.

 Explore Tech Used in the Field

Learn and master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing theory and techniques so you can evaluate complex problems and come up with meaningful solutions.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

You’ll learn in lectures, labs and in the field. Labs allow students to design and conduct experiments and problem solve using state-of-the-art computing and analytical tools. Training in field research begins as early as the first year.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Environment and Resource Management?

Environment and Resource Management graduates are pursuing exciting careers across Canada and around the world in consulting firms, government agencies, and non-government organizations.

Here are just a few careers our ERM program graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Community land use consultant
  • Environmental or resource consultant
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Conservation manager
  • GIS technician

Interested in learning more? Attend a Program Information Webinar on U of G environment programs.

I chose the University and this program because it's large enough to get that classic university feel and small enough that you run into people you know and build community.

Environment and Resource Management
Watch Abi's video

Admission Requirements

Explore admission requirements for Canadian, international, transfer, and mature students. Start your journey today!

View Admission Requirements

Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer a wide range of financial aid programs to assist with funding your education at the University of Guelph.

Explore Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tour Our Campus

Through virtual tours, presentations, webinars and in-person tours, get familiar with the University of Guelph campus.

Book a Tour

Have Questions?

Learn more about how to connect, discover, and engage with programs, facilities and life at the University of Guelph.

Request More Info


Talk to a Current Student

Don’t just take it from us – hear from one of our many students on their experiences with Guelph, integrating into U of G life, and much more. Start chatting with students from Canada or international students.

Are you ready to Improve Life?