Environmental Studies


The major in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program which uses various theoretical and applied approaches to explore the complex, dynamic interaction of human beings and nature, considering environmental, political and economic constraints and possibilities.

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • environmental education
  • environmental impact assessment
  • environmental policy and planning
  • conservation officer
  • environmental advisor/consultant

Course available in first year

Environmental Studies 1000
An Introduction to Environmental Studies (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the environment that aims to develop environmental literacy. This course brings together perspectives from the natural sciences and the social sciences to examine such issues as global warming, air pollution, sustainability, new energy technologies and environmental law.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Sample program for first year

Students pursuing an environmental studies major will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Sample program for first year

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1000English 1001
Geography 1050Geography 2102
Environmental Studies 1000Earth Sciences 1000 or Environmental Science 2370
Economics 1010Environmental Studies 2220








Contact Information

For additional information please contact:

Chair of Environmental Studies
Gabriele Sabau 


Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000