X. Degree Programs

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

Natural Resources Management (NRM)

School of Environmental Sciences, 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*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
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
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
One of:
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Semester 3
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems
MET*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
NRS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
One of:
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
Note:GEOG*2460 may be substituted for STAT*2040.
Semester 4
BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science
SOIL*3050 [0.50] Land Utilization
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
One of:
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Note:BIOL*4040 may be substituted for GEOG*3210 or POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 6
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
NRS*3100 [0.50] Resource Planning Techniques
One of:
ENGG*2550 [0.50] Water Management
GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
GEOL*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
ENVS*4011 [0.00] Project in Environmental Sciences
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
NRS*4110 [0.50] Natural Resources Management Field Camp
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology
ENVS*4012 [0.50] Project in Environmental Sciences
1.50 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives

Students in the Natural Resources Management major are required to choose 2.50 restricted elective credits from the following list. 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 level or higher.

CROP*2280 [0.50] Crops in Land Reclamation
ENVB*3000 [0.50] Nature Interpretation
ENVB*3230 [0.50] Agroforestry Systems
ENVB*3270 [0.50] Forest Biodiversity
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology
ENVS*3410 [0.50] Independent Research I
ENVS*3420 [0.50] Independent Research II *
ENVS*3430 [1.00] Independent Research
ENVS*4410 [1.00] Advanced Independent Research I *
ENVS*4420 [1.00] Advanced Independent Research II *
ENVS*4430 [2.00] Advanced Independent Research *
GEOG*2420 [0.50] The Earth From Space
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*3420 [0.50] Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG*3480 [0.50] GIS and Spatial Analysis
GEOG*4230 [0.50] Environmental Impact Assessment
LARC*3320 [0.50] Principles of Landscape Ecology
LARC*4520 [0.50] Park and Recreation Administration
MET*3050 [0.50] Microclimatology
SOIL*3060 [0.50] Environmental Soil Chemistry
SOIL*3070 [0.50] Environmental Soil Physics
SOIL*3200 [0.50] Environmental Soil Biology
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