X. Degree Programs

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

Environmental Geography (ENVG:C)

Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences


Please note that not all courses in the "One of:" options are available each semester (F, W, S). Students are strongly encouraged to seek advice from the appropriate advisor when selecting and scheduling courses, before Semester 3.

Semester 1 - Fall
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 - Winter
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3 - Fall
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems
GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology
GEOG*2460 [0.50] Analysis in Geography
One of:
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 4 - Summer
BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
1.00 electives
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
ENVS*3160 [0.50] Atmospheric Systems
GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*2480 [0.50] Mapping and GIS
0.50 electives or restricted electives*
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
ENVS*4011 [0.00] Project in Environmental Sciences
GEOG*3110 [0.50] Biotic and Natural Resources
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*3480 [0.50] GIS and Spatial Analysis
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
0.50 electives or restricted electives*
Note: Environmental Geography majors are required to complete GEOG*3210 and (POLS*3370 or ZOO*4050). ZOO*4050 may be substituted for POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 7 - Winter
ENVS*4012 [0.50] Project in Environmental Sciences
GEOG*4880 [0.50] Contemporary Geographic Thought
1.50 electives or restricted electives*
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 8 - Fall
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
GEOG*4690 [1.00] Geography Field Research
1.00 electives or restricted electives*
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
0.50 credits in Geography at the 3000 level or higher
1.50 electives or restricted electives*

* students in the Environmental Geography major must take at least 4 additional geography courses at the 3000 level or higher including:

At least one of:
GEOG*3000 [0.50] Fluvial Processes
GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
GEOG*3620 [0.50] Desert Environments
At least two of:
GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
GEOG*4110 [0.50] Environmental Systems Analysis
GEOG*4210 [0.50] Environmental Governance
GEOG*4230 [0.50] Environmental Impact Assessment
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