• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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The Environmental Studies programme offered by the Laurentian University applies a critical lens in understanding environmental issues and potentially solving environmental problems at the heart of today’s modern world.

About

The Environmental Studies programme offered by the Laurentian University 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.

Careers

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.).

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, Laurentian University (LU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Laurentian University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

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

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

International Baccalaureate

  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.

  • Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24104 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24104 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6667 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6667 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.

*tuition fees for 30 credits.

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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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