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Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work experience

Work experience — gain work experience in your field before even graduating

Focus on instruction ― interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are passionate about their disciplines

Hands-on experience — laboratory and field work encourages hands-on and practical learning

Make a positive mark on the world by studying issues related to climate change, environmental protection, remediation, management and environmental policies. With your knowledge of the physical, biological and chemical environment you will inform stakeholders and design and develop solutions for environmental problems. Graduates of this program are eligible to register as a professional member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA).

Career possibilities

  • Environmental scientist
  • Resource manager — fisheries, forestry or wildlife
  • Environmental consultant
  • Remediation/reclamation specialist
  • Environmental auditor
  • Soil scientist
  • Professional agrologist*
  • Regulatory advisor

*with certification

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


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Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal offers two bachelor's degrees in Science and Technology: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and the Bachelor of Science with majors in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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