Why Environmental Governance?
Be at the leading edge of the shift towards environmental governance, in which governments, community organizations and businesses work collaboratively to address pressing environmental issues like climate change, sea level rise and invasive species.
The skills you acquire throughout the Environmental Governance program will give you a solid foundation in the processes and mechanisms of environmental governance in order to effect positive environmental change in Canada and around the world.
Students in the Environmental Governance EGOV program may also be interested in studying Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, International Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Biology, Political Science, Environmental Management, or other majors.
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 Environmental Governance 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.
Create Change at the Leading Edge of Sustainability
Build Collaborative Partnerships
Address the environmental challenges of our time through creative partnerships between governments, communities and businesses.
Deep Dive into Environmental Issues
Understand the geographical, political and economic factors that shape environmental issues and learn how to manage and identify these issues across various sectors.
A Degree that Makes a Difference
Enter the workforce ready to participate effectively as an environmental professional, whether in the public service, not-for-profit or business.
What Can You Do with an Environmental Governance Degree?
Through a combination of case studies from around the world, an in-depth curriculum and co-op positions, our graduates are strongly positioned for a range of professional opportunities including environmental law, as EGOV is a strong pre-law degree. Graduates pursue a variety of employment opportunities in municipal, provincial, and federal agencies, tourism and community organizing.
Here are a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued:
- Policy advisor
- Environmental lawyer
- Project manager
- Sustainability coordinator
- Outdoor educator
- Eco-tourism development
- Environmental lawyer
Hear From An Environmental Governance Student
I chose Environmental Governance because my aspired profession is to become an Environmental Lawyer. This program helps encapsulate the concepts of political science, economics, and geography, helping to explain how to promote sustainability in policy.
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