Environmental Sciences Major

Environmental Sciences

Why Environmental Sciences?

Environmental Sciences looks at the big picture to determine the chemical, physical, and biological processes that happen in the world around us, as well as how to propose solutions for better environments.

Students in the Environmental Sciences ENVS program may also be interested in studying Environment Management, Environmental Governance, 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 ENVS 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.

Unpack Earth’s Environmental Processes

 Help Solve Contemporary Environmental Issues

Solve our most complex environmental problems related to water, air and land use, while engaging in courses that focus on scientific principles and human impact.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Access experiential learning and independent research opportunities and collect, analyze and interpret environmental data, and propose solutions that account for both the biophysical science and the socio-economic context.

 Build Your Career Foundation

Graduate from the ENVS major ready to address diverse problems such as pollinator conservation, soil and water conservation, greenhouse gas mitigation, plant disease management and chemical movement in the environment.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Environmental Sciences?

ENVS graduates are pursuing exciting careers across Canada and around the world in consulting firms, government agencies, and non-government organizations to propose solutions for better, sustainable environments.

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

  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Resource management specialist
  • Environmental law
  • Business sustainability manager

Interested in learning more? Attend an upcoming Program Information Webinar on U of G's environment programs.

Michael Zima
It offered a fascinating scientific degree, while maintaining a comprehensive outlook on the big picture. Students in the program can see themselves as a scientist, an environmentalist, an economist, and a philosopher - all at the same time.

Michael Zima
Environmental Sciences
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