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Environmental Studies

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences provides interdisciplinary programs that have a holistic view of the environment. Following the general principles of sustainability, the courses provide an integrated approach to understanding the environment, acknowledging human impact, and providing a framework to develop solutions to environmental problems.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 18,360 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Students in the BA degree program in Environmental Studies choose from two streams:

  • Issues in Sustainability – This stream provides a solid grounding in the social, political, and economic aspects of sustainable development; students may specialize in either Canadian or developing world issues.
  • Urban Environments – This stream not only recognizes the link between humans and the environment, but concentrates specifically on the environmental problems and issues related to urban expansion.

Career Possibilities

Employment opportunities exist with municipal planning departments, environmental consultants, landscape architects, non-governmental environmental organizations, crown corporations, engineering consultants, multinational corporations, and government departments – both in Canada and around the world.

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What our students say

“The Environmental Studies program provided me with a good foundational understanding of the many facets—ecological, political, economic, philosophical —of our world and society, from which both problems and potential solutions arise. I learned both how to access information and ideas, and how to communicate them.”

Joanne Moyer (BA), who won the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the highest standing in Arts (4-year course)