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Environmental Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding intricate environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on resource use and ethical issues in an environment characterized by diversity, variability and challenge.


Gain the knowledge of theories, concepts, and terms needed to understand the complex relationship between ecosystems and human activities.  Learn how to apply a critical lens in understanding the complexities of environmental issues and how these relate to our lifestyles and choices.  The main goal is to encourage transformative lifestyle changes at the individual and societal levels.

Examine and analyze real-world human and environmental issues such as, the overdependence on fossil fuels, natural resource extraction, and climate change as they impact ecosystems, the built environment and human health.

Study the effects that Northern Ontario’s mining industry had, and continues to have, on the environment, as well as successful restoration policies and practices used in the area.

Question unsustainable resource use and understand environmental issues from a variety of perspectives including philosophy, law, history, and Indigenous studies.


Key Features
  • Gain hands-on experience through course work, field trips, placements and perhaps, a fourth-year thesis.
  • Think about and apply transformative environmental change in your own life and those around you.


Career Opportunities

Specialist of integrated management of the environment, professional of environmental communication, agent of environmental management (natural park, conservation area, urban area, etc.), agent in environmental legislation and policies, consultant, public servant (federal, provincial or municipal governments), regional development and land-use planning, managers and analysts of ‘Green’ portfolios and policy development in private businesses, teaching, graduate studies (in environmental studies/sciences, sustainable development, geography, etc.)...

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Earth's Environmental Systems
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Populations and the Environment
  • Culture Economics and the Environment
  • Cultural Representations of the Environment
  • Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
  • Diet, Food Choice, and the Environment
  • Environment and Human Health
  • Applied Cartography and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Climatology I
  • Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Experimental Methods in Biology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • The Internal Structure of the City
  • The Living City
  • Greening the Built Environment
  • Topics in Geographic Information Systems Application
  • Philosophy of Nature and Environment
  • Land Resources and Their Evalution
  • Population and Development
  • Vulnerabilities and the Environment in Developing Countries

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official high school transcripts with notarized English translation
  • Official high school diploma with notarized English translation
  • Proof of English language proficiency unless also applying to English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
  • Resume or CV specifying current education, interests and work experience
  • Copy of valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22241 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22241 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6473 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6473 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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