Environmental Science

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Major in Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science-Environmental Science is a four year multi disciplinary program offered by the Department of Earth & Environmental Science. The program is recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) meaning that students who have completed the recommended courses should be eligible to register as an Agrologist in Training (AIT) leading to the Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) designation.

As a graduate of this program you will be able to:

  • design and implement plans and programs to meet regulatory requirements
  • assess the environmental impacts of industrial activities
  • design and carry out field and laboratory sampling, testing and monitoring procedures
  • assist in the design and implementation of remediation, restoration and reclamation plans and programs
  • develop waste management solutions
  • assist in the design, evaluation and implementation of sustainable development plans and strategies
  • create and maintain appropriate records and reports
  • develop appropriate oral and written communication and work ethics and skills that allow productive work independently or as part of a team
Due in part to the current spotlight on the environment, graduates of this program are in high demand and starting salaries are typically in excess of $35,000 a year. According to Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada), during the 2001 to 2010 period, the average annual rate of growth in environmental employment is expected to be 12.5% higher than total growth in Canadian employment across all industries. Current jobs in this diverse and expanding field focus on environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources, and environmental sustainability.
You'll put what you're learning into practice during two Work Experience terms giving you the experience needed to immediately start making a difference once you've graduated. For further information Work Experience

There are many opportunities to apply for scholarships & Bursaries with over $100,000 available to students. Further information on may be found Scholarships & Bursaries
Many faculty members are involved in research which offers students the added bonus of being involved. It's yet another way to get some real world experience, which is a great learning tool that increases your marketability.
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