Environmental studies delve into some of the most significant issues of our day, such as anthropogenic climate change, urban pollution and possible threats to human health. You learn how to use applied research tools and management principles that can be applied in a variety of areas, such as conducting environmental impact assessments and resource management.

This is a bilingual program. 

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

At least 18 course units specific to the program, excluding bilingual courses, must be taken in the second language.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2016-2017 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
BIO 1130Introduction to Organismal Biology3 Units
CHM 1100Chemistry and the Human Environment3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
ENV 1101Global Environmental Challenges3 Units
POL 1102Politics and Globalization3 Units
GEG 1701L'environnement physique3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
BIO 2129Ecology3 Units
ECO 2118Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Economics3 Units
ENV 2301History of Environmental Thought3 Units
ENV 2918Field Camp I3 Units
GEG 2320Introduction to Geomatics3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
ENV 3101Legal Context of Environmental Issues3 Units
ENV 3321Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
ENV 4113Selected Topics in Environmental Issues3 Units
ENV 4504Approches méthodologiques et théoriques en géographie et études environnementales3 Units
ENV 4910Field Study Course3 Units
ENV 4920Research Seminar in Environmental Studies3 Units
Optional courses
6 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses6 Units
3 optional course units from the list of optional courses3 Units
48 elective course units48 Units
Total: 120 Units

The electives may be replaced by a combination of a Minor, Option(s), and/or elective units. Consult the Faculty of Arts website for more information.


List of Optional Courses

BIO 3115Conservation Biology3 Units
BIO 3117Ecosystem Ecology3 Units
EAS 2101Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples3 Units
ENV 4000Honours Essay 16 Units
ENV 4118Environmental Impact Assessment3 Units
GEG 2304Climatology3 Units
GEG 3105Remote Sensing3 Units
GEG 3107Geography of Polar Regions3 Units
GEG 3114Biogeography3 Units
GEG 3302Natural Resource and Environmental Management3 Units
GEG 3303Health Geography3 Units
GEG 4129Global Climate Change3 Units
HIS 2129Technology, Society and Environment Since 18003 Units
LSR 2121Recreation and Environmental Quality3 Units
POL 3175Ecopolitics3 Units