Environmental Biology Major

Environmental Biology (ENVB)

Admission Requirements

Help Solve Environmental Problems

 Understanding the Human Impact on Environments

Examine the effects of climate change and how organisms respond to all kinds of human activity impact.

 Solve Complex Environmental Problems

Gain a broad awareness of environmental issues and learn to initiate solutions such as bioremediation, waste management, restoration of stream quality, and agroforestry.

 Hands-on Learning

Explore course topics in labs, field courses, unique research facilities and an independent research project.

Why Environmental Biology?

Environmental Biology (ENVB) within the B.Sc. degree program focuses on how organisms, such as plants, insects, fungi and bacteria interact with the physical environment, including water and soils, as well the impact and response to human activity. This is a highly flexible program that allows you to design your own focus tailored to your specific areas of interest.

Students in the Environmental Biology ENVB major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Biodiversity, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Plant Science, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or other majors.

ENVB Course Calendar

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I love how flexible this program is! Whether it be biodiversity, conservation, or ecotoxicology this program allows you to learn it all.

Kelly Evans, Undergraduate Student
Environmental Biology
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