Honours Environmental Sciences is a flexible, interdisciplinary program providing a solid foundation in environmental sciences, while including select courses in ecology, ecology of inland waters and plant biodiversity. At Level 2, students have a choice of courses including earth history, soils, earth surface processes, environmental geochemistry, surface climate processes and surface water hydrology.
At Level 3 and 4, students may select courses including surface climate processes and environmental interaction, physical hydrogeology, watershed ecosystem biogeochemistry, advanced physical climatology, contaminants geochemistry, freshwater processes, isotope and microbial geochemistry, hydrologic modeling and contaminant hydrogeology. The program also provides a foundation in environmental assessment and policy.
Completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- 1 of MATH 1A03, 1LS3, 1MM3
- 2 courses from EARTHSC 1G03, ENVIRSC 1C03, ENVSOCTY 1HA3, 1HB3 with an average of at least 6.0
- 3 courses from the Science 1 Course List
EARTHSC 1G03 and ENVIRSC 1C03 must be completed by the end of Level 2.
Typical Second-Year Courses
Environment & Society: Challenges and Solutions
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Statistical Methods for Science
Soils and the Environment
Surface Climate Processes and Environmental Interactions
Introduction to Environmental Geochemistry