32.11 Environmental Science
(see also Master of Environmental Science)
The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program involving the departments of the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 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.
The program is administered by a Board of Studies appointed by the Dean of Science. Supervisors of graduate students in the program include faculty from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Environmental Science Program at the Grenfell Campus, as well as adjunct appointees to the program (as a co-supervisor).
Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission applicants shall normally hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Science, Geography, or Environmental Science 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 experience in environmental science acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Board of Studies. The Board of Studies make recommendations on admission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
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.
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. The course component has two aims: to broaden the student’s understanding of environmental issues; and to provide further training in areas of research specialization for the thesis.
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.
The program of each student will consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours in program courses which will include Environmental Science 6000 and Environmental Science 6010. Of the 6 credit hours remaining in program courses, 3 credit hours will be from Environmental Science 6001, 6002, and 6003 and the other 3 credit hours will be related to the student’s specialty and will normally be chosen from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering and Applied Science.
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 Regulations, Theses and Reports.
- 6000 Environmental Science and Technology
- 6001 Earth and Ocean Systems
- 6002 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
- 6003 Applied Ecology
- 6004 Environmental Pollution and Mitigation (cross-listed as ENGI 9601)
- 6007 Environmental Risk Assessment (cross-listed as ENGI 9609)
- 6008 Air Pollution (same as ENGI 9624)
- 6009 Environmental Science Project
- 6010 Environmental Seminar
- 6201-6210 Special Topics in Environmental Science