Environmental Science

To qualify for the degree, students must complete core requirements as well as major requirements.

Students may choose to specialize in the biology stream or the chemistry stream.

The environmental science core ensures a broad education in not only scientific but also cultural, ethical and political issues concerning the environment.

In the third and fourth years, students take in-depth environmental biology or environmental chemistry courses that provide expertise in their chosen stream.

Environmental science is also excellent preparation for students intending to study education and teach science.

Sample first year

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in environmental science at Grenfell Campus may choose to specialize in a biology or chemistry stream.

Biology stream

If you choose to specialize in the biology stream you will normally take the following courses in your first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1090 or 1000 Mathematics 1000 or elective
English 1000 English 1001
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)1 Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Physics 1020 or 10502 or Earth Sciences 1000 or elective Physics 1021 or 1051 or Earth Sciences 1002 or elective
  1. Students who complete their first year at the St. John’s campus should complete Chemistry 1050/1051 before transferring to Grenfell Campus.
  2. Students in the biology stream may choose to take physics and/or earth science after their first year.

Chemistry stream

If you choose to specialize in the chemistry stream you will normally take the following courses in your first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1090 or 1000 Mathematics 1000 or 1001
English 1000 English 1001
Physics 1020 or 1050 Physics 1021 or 1051
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)1 Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Earth Sciences 1000 or elective elective
  1. Students should complete Mathematics 1001 and Physics 1021 or 1051 in their first year.
  2. Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in the Fall and Winter semesters must take Chemistry 1001 in Intersession to complete first-year requirements. Students who complete their first year at the St. John’s Campus should complete Chemistry 1050/1051 before transferring to Grenfell Campus.

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • environmental chemistry technician
  • environmental consultant
  • aquaculture specialist
  • food inspection or laboratory technician
  • park warden

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Science and the Environment or contact Dr. Ian Warkentin.