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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Apply a critical lens to understanding environmental issues and potentially solving environmental problems at the heart of today’s modern world,  with this Environmental Studies program at Laurentian University.

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.

Career

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 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • 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 
  • Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Experimental Methods in Biology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill:English for English language programs or
  • French for French language programs
  • Applicants must meet both language requirements for bilingual programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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