Environmental Sciences

Students and instructor in class
Students and instructor in class

Environmental Science

The Environmental program has been offered at Mount Royal for 40 years.

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the application of science to the study of the environment and the solutions to environmental problems. As the new third wave of environmental concern spurs global environmental awareness and green job growth, Mount Royal University continues to offer environmental programs to keep pace with these changes. For over thirty-five years Mount Royal has attempted to meet the environmental education demands of students and employers in industry, government and environmental non-governmental organizations. Now is the time to get on the sustainability pathway and make a difference in the world.

In demand

The environmental profession is Canada's fastest growing and most diverse field of employment (source: ECO Canada). There are current opportunities to fill, expand and create jobs in the environmental sector. Our students have the skill-sets that are increasingly in demand by employers with growing environmental issues and the need for environmental expertise. Mount Royal has an excellent record of placing graduates in the environmental workforce and has the respect of employers. The environment is now being seen as an economic opportunity and economic driver throughout the world and the future for new environmental initiatives looks very encouraging.

Well prepared

Mount Royal’s small class sizes and hands-on applied, personal teaching will provide the tools you’ll need to be a successful environmental scientist. The courses in this department will also prepare you to pursue a career in the environmental sector.

Research opportunities

The hands-on teaching doesn’t stop with your program. You may also get the opportunity to do research with one of the faculty members. Check out some of the research being done by the instructors in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Knowledge sharing

The Department of Environmental Science offers a variety of courses within the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science — Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Certificate

This department also shares its passion for ecology and environmental science with students in other faculties, offering courses to students enrolled in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. Courses are also offered as part of the General Education requirement in Mount Royal bachelor's degrees.

Check the programs out:

Bachelor of Science — Environmental Science

This program has replaced Bachelor of Applied Science-Environmental Science degree starting in Fall 2013. Please contact the department at 403.440.6615 or cgreschner@mtroyal.ca for inquiries.

Help move society toward a more sustainable future with a career that makes a real difference to the environment. More...

Environmental Science Certificate

Enhance or move towards a new environmental career by choosing our certificate program. More…

Check out a full list of programs offered in the Faculty of Science and Technology.