Hear from students about the program.

What am I going to learn?

I will learn about:

  • Field methods in the earth sciences
  • Laboratory methods in environmental science
  • Effects of human activities upon near-surface environments (soil, water, biota)
  • Geomatics (remotely-sensed images, Geographic Information Systems, cartography)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

What experiences will I have?

  • I will gain practical experience in the sampling of soil and water in Saskatchewan landscapes.
  • I will gain practical experience in the laboratory analysis of pollutants in soil and water samples.  
  • I will have the opportunity to partcipate in a Co-operative Education Option.
    • This option allows students to participate in up to 5, four month paid (by the employer) work terms.  Students register in a zero credit course which shows on the transcript as a work experience credit.  It allows students to network with organizations/employers directly related to their academic program.
Credit: Isabelle Dubois / ArcticNet

What can I do with this after I graduate?

  • I can become registered as an Environmental Geoscientist-in-Training through the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
  • I can use this degree to pursue graduate studies in earth sciences, environmental sciences, and sustainability science.
  • I can seek employment with a variety of private and public sector employers including environmental consulting firms, watershed authorities, the mining industry (e.g., oil and gas, sand and gravel, stone aggregate), municipal utilities focused on water quantity and quality, and natural resource management organizations (e.g., Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment), after graduation.  

What lens will I use to see the world?

Credit: Jean-Sébastien Moore / ArcticNet
  • I will be an advocate for a healthy environment and a sustainable economy.
  • I will be interested in the stewardship of Canadian land and water resources.

Looking for more?

Back to list of undergraduate environmental degree programs at the U of S

Ready to apply?

Questions?

Dr. Alec Aitken
Faculty Program Coordinator - Environmental Earth Sciences
alec.aitken@usask.ca
306-966-5672