Environmental Science

Develop an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of modern-day environmental problems and solutions.

Overview

Participate in the interdisciplinary study of the natural world, its functioning and its relationship to human activity

Environmental Science extends beyond the traditional science disciplines to terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric biotic and abiotic systems and their interactions. Graduate with an in-depth knowledge of environmental systems and the breadth and context in which these systems operate.  

Develop a range of expertise necessary to address present and future environmental problems. Based in northern Ontario the program draws on world-class environmental research and community work, most notably in the fields of northern freshwater ecology, reclamation of industrially damaged land and lakes, environmental protection, and responsible development.

Key Features

Interdisciplinary training built on courses in biology, ecology, chemistry, geology, earth system science, and environmental studies.
Course options related to environmentally issues, thought, ethics, impact assessment, management and sustainability.
Experience in environmental research and/or problem solving obtained through fieldwork, research, directed studies, and seminar options.

Career Opportunities

Environmental scientists find employment with a wide range of government and non-governmental agencies, resource companies, consulting firms, research and educational institutions, and many other "green" employers.  Specific job areas include air, soil and water quality monitoring, wild-life management, waste disposal and management, natural and contaminated site assessment, conservation and remediation, risk and impact assessment, planning and policy development, compliance, education, advocacy, and more.

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