Hear from students about the program.

What am I going to learn?

I will learn about:

  • Environmental Science through the lenses of:
    • Natural science: the fundamental physical science topics germane to implementing policy, examining impacts, and assessing solutions.
    • Social science: impact assessment, policy, and qualitative and quantitative methods for examining environmental topics. This includes, data collection, analysis, and presentation as well as document and policy analysis.
    • Humanities: environmental philosophy and history.

What experiences will I have?

  • I will complete / participate in / gain practical experience in lab and field settings.
  • I will use presentation skills that include, speaking, writing, mapping, etc.
  • 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.

What can I do with this after I graduate?

  • I can use this degree to develop or contribute to policies impacting the environment.
  • I can work in physical environmental fields (field or lab setting), policy developing (municipal planning, provincial, and federal), after graduation.

What lens will I use to see the world?

  • I will be a person knowledgeable in the broad field of environment.
  • I will be interested in the scientific, social science, philosophical, and historical aspects of the environment.

Looking for more?

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Liz Kuley
Environmental Programs Coordinator