Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2010/2011)
21.13 Environmental Science
  • Board of Studies
  • Dr. J. Wroblewski, Ocean Sciences Centre - Chair
  • Dr. C. Campbell, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
  • Dr. B. Chen, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Dr. R. Chuenpagdee, Department of Geography
  • Dr. P. Marino, Head, Department of Biology
  • Dr. W. Montevecchi, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. L. Tarasov, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
  • Dr. S. Ziegler, Department of Earth Sciences
21.13.1 Program of Study
  1. The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program involving the departments of the Faculty of Science, the Department of Geography, and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Memorial University of Newfoundland. There are three Environmental Science Graduate degree streams, the Master of Science (M.Sc., Environmental Science), Master of Environmental Science (M.Env.Sci.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Environmental Science).

    The program is available on a full or part-time basis. Admission is open to students with appropriate Science, Geography or Engineering backgrounds.

  2. The program is administered by a Board of Studies appointed by the Dean of Science.

21.13.2 Qualifications for Admission

Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission applicants shall normally hold an Honours degree in Science or Geography with at least second class standing, or equivalent, or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an institution recognized by the Senate or shall have qualifications and/or environmental experience acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Board of Studies. The Board of Studies will make recommendations on admission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

21.13.3 Degree Requirements
  1. To the extent that resources permit, individual programs will be developed to suit students' interests and needs. However all programs must be approved by the Board of Studies and by the Dean of Graduate Studies. All General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies shall apply to these degrees.

  2. Master of Environmental Science

    1. The Master of Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary course-based Degree, focussed on environmental issues. The Degree program provides for both multidisciplinary courses and for courses focussed on the student's specific area of interest.

    2. The Degree program requires the completion of 27 credit hours.

      1. Students will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses, 9 credit hours of which must be ENVE/ENVS 6000, ENVS 6009 and ENVS 6010 and 6 credit hours from ENVE/ENVS 6001, 6002 and 6003.

      2. Students will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours in elective courses approved by the Board of Studies, 9 credit hours of which will normally be selected from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science, and Engineering and Applied Science. Students are advised to consult with instructors and Faculties regarding necessary prerequisites and availability.

  3. Master of Science (Environmental Science)

    1. The Master of Science (Environmental Science) is a research Degree which includes a thesis and course work. The thesis research will focus on environmental topics relevant to the student's background, and will be supervised by appropriate faculty, normally in the Faculties of Science and/or Engineering and Applied Science. The course component has two aims: to broaden the students' understanding of environmental issues; and to provide further training in areas of research specialization for the thesis.

    2. Each student will have a Supervisory Committee normally consisting of a Supervisor and two others. The Supervisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Studies for Environmental Science.

    3. The program of each student will consist of a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses which will include ENVE/ENVS 6000 and ENVS 6010. Of the 9 credit hours remaining in program courses, 3 credit hours will be from ENVE/ENVS 6001, 6002 and 6003 and the other credit hours will be related to the student's specialty and will normally be chosen from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science, and Engineering and Applied Science.

    4. All students will be required to submit a thesis embodying the results of systematic research on an approved topic. The thesis will be evaluated according to procedures outlined in General Regulation Theses and Reports.

21.13.4 Courses
  • ENVE/ENVS 6000 Environmental Science and Technology
  • ENVE/ENVS 6001 Earth and Ocean Systems
  • ENVE/ENVS 6002 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • ENVE/ENVS 6003 Applied Ecology
  • ENVS 6004 Environmental Pollution and Mitigation (cross-listed as Eng 9601)
  • ENVS 6005 Environmental Sampling and Pollutant Analysis (cross-listed as Eng 9603)
  • ENVS 6007 Environmental Risk Assessment (same as Eng 9609)
  • ENVS 6008 Air Pollution (same as Eng 9624)
  • ENVS 6009 Environmental Science Project
  • ENVS 6010 Environmental Seminar
  • ENVS 6201-6210 Special Topics in Environmental Science