Human life and society depend critically on environmental resources we all too often take for granted: air, water, soil and the mineral and organic resources of the earth. With the recent attention to global warming and climate change, there has been a dramatic increase in scientific research and employment opportunities in this area.
McMaster’s Faculty of Science is a scholarly community that is dedicated to integrating education and research, and to enhance learning through hands-on experience. The Environmental & Earth Science program offers problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently and to apply the knowledge you gain.
You will graduate with a broad understanding of scientific methods, a solid grounding in environmental and earth sciences, and general intellectual skills relevant to careers in science and elsewhere.
Admission Requirements (Ontario)
Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:
- Advanced Functions or Calculus & Vectors
- Biology or Chemistry
- One of: Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Anticipated Admission Average
Low to mid 80’s
OAUC Application Code
Typical First-Year Courses
Earth and the Environment
Climate, Water and Environment
Society, Culture and Environment
Population, Cities and Development
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity
Introductory Chemistry 1
Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
+6 Units of Electives
Level 2 Programs
The structure of our Level 1 Environmental and Earth Sciences Gateway will provide you with a range of Level 2 program options including:
A thorough overview of the Gateway Programs lead by Dr. Mic Farquharson, the Associate Dean of Science (Academic).