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Environmental Sciences

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 BSc program choose from four different streams:

  • Forest Ecology – study of forest ecology, biology, and Sustainable Forest Management and the role our forests play within the overall management of other natural resources
  • Forest Policy and Management – study of forest ecology and biology, with a focus on the administrative and cultural practices and the role of stakeholders in forest policy and management
  • Environmental Chemistry – study of the fundamental chemical nature of the environment with a focus on organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Global Environmental Systems – study of physical geography, regional geography, systematic human geography, geographical techniques, and human impact on the environment

Career Possibilities

Graduates have found employment in ecology, parks management, natural resource management, Geographic Information Systems land evaluation, trace contaminant and hazardous waste management, and global environment issues. Primary employers are private consultants, multinationals, government departments, and crown corporations.

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What our students say

“My experience with the Forest Ecology program was wonderful. It’s small enough that professors and students can get to know each other well, yet it also offers a lot of opportunities for students to find out what interests them and to pursue those interests. I was able to take field courses, work for two summers as a research assistant, and even participate in academic conferences.”

Katherine Dearborn (BSc-4yr), winner of Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Highest Standing in Science (4-Yr) and the medal for achievement in a 4-Yr major