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Environmental Science (BSc)


Environmental Science (BSc)

 waterloo

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Learn to identify the scope of environmental challenges and assess solutions based on fundamental principles of how organisms perform in their interactions with their biological, geochemical and physical environment.

Our Environmental Science program unites ideas from biology, chemistry and geography to understand how physical and chemical processes affect rock, soil, air and water, which then affect the distribution, abundance and performance of living organisms.


Program Highlights

  • Internal and external funding provides opportunities for you to work with faculty mentors on a wide range of projects.
  • An interdisciplinary scope gives you a diverse set of courses that emphasize lab and field experience.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience linking ideas from the classroom with critical-thinking skills that will enable you to identify and solve environmental problems.

Sample Courses

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Field Studies
  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography
  • Hydrology
  • Field Surveying
  • Conservation Biology
  • Natural Environments
  • Geographical Information and Analysis

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English, Chemistry and Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English, Chemistry, and Math at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Global Studies Minor
  • History and Philosophy of Science Minor
  • Communication Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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