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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree (B.B.R.M.)

Environmental Management Major (EM)

School of Environmental Sciences and Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

The major in Environmental Management focuses on the development of leaders in the areas of environmental science and technology. The program combines a solid background in environmental science and management with business, using a mix of theoretical and applied study. The flexibility provided in semesters 6 through 8 permits students to develop their understanding of specific areas of environmental science and business or take a variety of areas within the discipline. This flexibility also allows students to participate in international exchanges and semesters abroad. Students have the opportunity to incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent research projects into their program.

This major will require the completion of 20.00 credits: 12.00 from required courses, 6.00 from restricted electives, and 2.00 free electives. Of these credits, a minimum of 6.00 credits are required at the 3000 level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

Semester 1

BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENVS*1030 [1.00] Introduction to Environmental Sciences
MGMT*2150 [0.50] Introduction to Canadian Business Management

Semester 2

ACCT*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
ENVM*1020 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
FARE*1040 [1.00] Intro to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy

Semester 3

BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
ENVS*2060 [0.50] Soil Science
ENVS*2230 [0.50] Communications in Environmental Science
FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
GEOG*2480 [0.50] Mapping and GIS

Semester 4

BUS*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
ENVM*3500 [1.00] Environmental Management Integrated Project
ENVS*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVS*2340 [0.50] Current Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Mgmt

Semester 5

GEOG*2420 [0.50] The Earth From Space
One of:
GEOG*2460 [0.50] Analysis in Geography
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6

ENVS*3020 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVS*3060 [0.50] Groundwater
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7

2.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

2.50 electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 6.00 credits at the 3000 level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level. Those credits at the 3000 level or above selected to satisfy lists A, B, and C below will be applied to satisfy these minimum credit requirements.

Students should note that some restricted electives require other courses not included among the required courses for the major as prerequisites. Students should consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.

Students should consult with a faculty advisor before Semester 5 in planning their restricted elective choices. Students are advised to pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements when choosing individual courses and seek advice as needed.

  1. Students must select a minimum of 6.00 credits from the following lists of restricted electives.

    List A

    Students must select a minimum of 3.00 credits from any of the following courses without regard to group of which at least 1.00 credits must be at the 4000 level:

    Aquatic Science:

    BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
    CHEM*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
    EDRD*3450 [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice
    ENVS*2320 [0.50] Current Issues in Microbial and Molecular Science
    ENVS*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
    GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
    Atmospheric Science:

    ENVS*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
    ENVS*2310 [0.50] Current Issues in Earth Surface Processes
    GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment
    Conservation and Biodiversity Science:

    BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
    BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology
    ENVS*2210 [0.50] Apiculture and Honey Bee Biology
    ENVS*2330 [0.50] Current Issues in Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity
    ENVS*3000 [0.50] Nature Interpretation
    ENVS*3010 [0.50] Climate Change Biology
    ENVS*3090 [0.50] Insect Diversity and Biology
    ENVS*3230 [0.50] Agroforestry Systems
    ENVS*3250 [0.50] Forest Health and Disease
    ENVS*3270 [0.50] Forest Biodiversity
    ENVS*4040 [0.50] Behaviour of Insects
    ENVS*4230 [0.50] Biology of Aquatic Insects
    ENVS*4260 [0.50] Field Entomology
    ENVS*4350 [0.50] Forest Ecology
    GEOG*3320 [0.50] Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability
    Ecosystem and Resource Management:

    BIOL*4500 [0.50] Natural Resource Policy Analysis
    EDRD*4500 [1.00] Planning Industrial Ecology: Design for Sustainability
    ENVS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
    ENVS*3030 [0.50] Conservation Field Course
    ENVS*4390 []
    GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources
    GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
    GEOG*3110 [0.50] Biotic and Natural Resources
    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*4110 [1.00] Environmental Systems Analysis
    GEOG*4220 [0.50] Local Environmental Management
    GEOG*4230 [0.50] Environmental Impact Assessment
    Plant Health:

    ENVB*4070 [0.50] Biological and Cultural Control of Plant Diseases
    ENVS*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
    ENVS*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
    ENVS*4100 [0.50] Integrated Management of Invasive Insect Pests
    ENVS*4130 [0.50] Chemical Ecology: Principles & Practice
    ENVS*4180 [0.50] Insecticide Biological Activity and Resistance
    ENVS*4190 [0.50] Biological Activity of Herbicides
    Soil and Nutrient Management:

    ENVS*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
    ENVS*3310 [0.50] Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
    ENVS*4090 [0.50] Soil Management
    ENVS*4160 [0.50] Soil and Nutrient Management
    ENVS*4320 [1.00] Laboratory and Field Methods in Soil Biodiversity
    ENVS*4390 []

    List B

    Students must select a minimum of 1.50 credits from list B. At least 0.50 credits must be at the 4000 level:


    ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
    ACCT*3230 [0.50] Intermediate Management Accounting
    ACCT*2240 [0.50] Applied Financial Accounting
    ACCT*4230 [0.50] Advanced Management Accounting
    Business and Management:

    MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
    MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
    Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics:

    FARE*3170 [0.50] Cost-Benefit Analysis
    FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
    FARE*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
    FARE*4310 [0.50] Resource Economics
    FARE*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
    FARE*4370 [0.50] Food & Agri Marketing Management
    Leadership and Communications:

    EDRD*2020 [0.50] Interpersonal Communication
    EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
    EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
    EDRD*4120 [0.50] Leadership Development in Small Organizations
    HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
    HROB*4010 [0.50] Leadership Certificate Capstone

    List C

    Students may also select any of the following courses a restricted electives:

    AGR*3450 [0.50] Research Methods in Agricultural Science
    AGR*3500 [0.50] Experiential Education I
    AGR*4450 [1.00] Research Project I
    AGR*4460 [1.00] Research Project II
    AGR*4600 [1.00] Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving
    BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
    CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
    ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
    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
    FARE*4550 [0.50] Independent Studies I
    FARE*4560 [0.50] Independent Studies II
    GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
    GEOG*1350 [0.50] Earth: Hazards and Global Change

    * Students considering graduate studies are encouraged to take at least 1.00 of these credits.

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