48 months
28182 CAD/year
7272 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Science BSc program from Carleton University brings together the study of biology, chemistry, earth sciences and geography to enable its graduates to address complex and multidisciplinary environmental and conservation problems.


Through lecture and seminar courses, hands-on laboratory work and field camps, students become proficient in topics such as water resource management, fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, sustainable resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and environmental policy. In the upper years, students take courses in chosen areas of study and hone their skills in preparing research and thesis projects, working in teams and individually on current problems facing environmental science.

Concentrations are available in Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation; Chemistry; and Earth Sciences. The Environmental Science BSc program from Carleton University is accredited by ECO Canada, which aids the graduates of our program in following their own interests and paths to tackle a wide range of environmental issues.

Future opportunities 

Graduates of our program are now actively involved in environmental work around the world.

Recently advertised positions for which a degree in Environmental Science is the key qualification include work in water resource management and protection, wildlife protection, environmental contaminants monitoring, management of northern parks, environmental policy, naturalist studies, ocean disposal, environmental chemical analysis, environmental regulation compliance, waste minimization, biodiversity conservation, protection of fish habitats, pesticide toxicity evaluations, indoor air monitoring, environmental hydrogeology and many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Science Seminar
  • Environmental Science Field Methods
  • Earth Resources and Natural Hazards: Environmental Impacts
  • Methods and Analysis in Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Management: Theory and Practice
  • Aquatic science and Management
  • Group Research in Environmental Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a secondary school or high school graduation certificate. Education should normally consist of a minimum of 12 years of study. 
  • You will need to present transcripts from your senior high school along with your graduation diploma or certificate, and any graduation exam results.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28182 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7272 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7272 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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