X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences [B.Sc.(Env.)]

Earth and Atmospheric Science (EAAS)

Department of Land Resource Science, Ontario Agricultural College


Please note that not all courses in the "One of:" options are available each semester (F, W, S). Students are encouraged to seek advice from the appropriate advisor when selecting and scheduling courses.

In this major there are fees charged to cover partial costs of some field trips. Students in need of financial assistance should approach the Chair of the department offering the course.

Semester 1
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENVS*1020 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Sciences
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems
GEOL*1050 [0.50] Geology and the Environment
MET*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
One of:
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
Semester 4
BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science
One of:
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5
GEOL*2110 [0.50] Earth Material Science
One of:
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Note:ZOO*4050 may be substituted for GEOG*3210 or POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 6
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
ENVS*3160 [0.50] Atmospheric Systems
NRS*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
ENVS*4011 [0.00] Project in Environmental Sciences
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
ENVS*4012 [0.50] Project in Environmental Sciences
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives
Students must choose one of the following:
GEOL*3250 [0.50] Field Methods in Geosciences
MET*4210 [0.50] Atmospheric Experimentation and Instrumentation
SOIL*4250 [0.50] Soils in the Landscape

Additionally students in the Earth and Atmospheric Science major are required to choose 2.50 credits from the following lists. Students are encouraged to seek advice on their choices and are reminded that 6.00 credits of their B.Sc.(Env.) degree must be at the 3000-4000 level. With prior approval, students may be able to use courses not on this list towards their Earth and Atmospheric Science restricted electives.

List A - Environmental Geology
GEOL*2020 [0.50] Stratigraphy
GEOL*2200 [0.50] Glacial Geology
GEOL*3130 [0.50] Agrogeology
GEOL*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
GEOL*4090 [0.50] Sedimentology
GEOL*4130 [0.50] Clay and Humic Chemistry
List B - Soil Science
PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
SOIL*3060 [0.50] Environmental Soil Chemistry
SOIL*3070 [0.50] Environmental Soil Physics
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
SOIL*3170 [0.50] Soil Processes in Landscape
SOIL*3200 [0.50] Environmental Soil Biology
One of:
SOIL*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
SOIL*4130 [0.50] Soil and Nutrient Management
List C - Water
ENGG*2550 [0.50] Water Management
ENGG*3650 [0.50] Hydrology
GEOG*4150 [0.50] Sedimentary Processes
GEOL*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
List D - Atmosphere
MET*3050 [0.50] Microclimatology
MET*4210 [0.50] Atmospheric Experimentation and Instrumentation
MET*4300 [0.50] Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry
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