The Environmental Science program explores the relationships between environmental constraints and sustainable development with an emphasis on prairie agriculture and forestry. The major emphasis of Environmental Science courses is on practical field experience in Prairie and Boreal Forest environments and on laboratory analysis and computer-based interpretation of results. Environmental Science courses are complemented by courses in environmental policy, environmental assessment, environmental quality, and agriculture and the environment.

Graduates of related diploma programs may be eligible to receive up to two years block transfer credit into the Environmental Science field of study. Students transferring under an articulation agreement, or who have been granted block transfer credit must take a prescribed set of courses. For additional information, or to determine eligibility for block transfer, contact the Director of Academic and Student Services in the Dean's Office, College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

Block Transfer - Lakeland College - CARE and ECR

Graduates of the Conservation and Restoration Ecology or Environmental Conservation and Reclamation diplomas at Lakeland College are eligible to receive 60 credit units of block transfer credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Environmental Science. Please contact the college for information.

Block Transfer - Lakeland College - EPT

Graduates of the Environmental Protection Technology diploma at Lakeland College are eligible to receive 60 credit units of block transfer credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Environmental Science. Please contact the college for information.

Minimum Requirements for Degree (120 credit units)

Direct entry students are required to select a minor in one of the fields of specialization within the College or an approved cross-college minor. Block transfer students do not require a minor but instead must take a prescribed number of courses from a list of approved restricted electives.

Year 1 - Fall Term (15 credit units)

  • AGRC 111.3
  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • ECON 111.3

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts:

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 1 - Winter Term (15 credit units)

  • AGRC 112.3
  • AGRC 113.3
  • BIOL 121.3 or EVSC 110.3
  • CHEM 115.3 or CHEM 250.3

Choose 3 credit units from the areas of Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts:

Humanities

  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INTS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.
  • MUS 111 is acceptable toward the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 130.3
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PLAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOSC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Any senior-level social science course, provided the prerequisite is met. Please note that certain GEOG courses are considered Science courses. Refer to the Class Search.

Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204, PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the Class Search.

Fine Arts

  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Year 2 (30 credit units)

  • EVSC 203.3
  • EVSC 210.3
  • EVSC 220.3
  • FABS 212.3 OR BMSC 210.3
  • GEOL 206.3 or GEOG 120.3
  • MATH 104.3 or MATH 110.3 or MATH 125.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • PLSC 214.3 or STAT 245.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3

Open Electives

  • Choose 3 credit units open electives

Years 3 & 4 (60 credit units)

  • ENVS 401.3 or EVSC 485.3
  • GEOG 222.3
  • RCM 300.3

Choose 3 credit units of Environmental Policy from the following:

  • AREC 330.3
  • ECON 275.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • GEOG 280.3

Choose 3 credit units of Environmental Risk Assessment from the following:

  • ENVE 381.3
  • GEOG 235.3
  • GEOG 386.3
  • TOX 301.3
  • TOX 321.3

Choose 6 credit units of Environmental Quality from the following:

  • CHEM 375.3
  • EVSC 420.3
  • EVSC 421.3
  • EVSC 430.3
  • GEOG 225.3
  • GEOG 233.3
  • GEOG 325.3
  • GEOG 333.3
  • GEOL 229.3
  • SLSC 350.3

Choose 3 credit units Field Courses from the following:

  • EVSC 380.3
  • SLSC 480.3

Choose 6 credit units of Agriculture and the Environment from the following:

  • ANBI 375.3
  • ENVE 432.3
  • PLSC 201.3 or PLSC 222.3
  • PLSC 401.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • PLSC 425.3
  • SLSC 312.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • SLSC 232.3
  • SLSC 313.3
  • SLSC 322.3
  • SLSC 344.3

Choose 12 credit units of restricted electives:

Direct entry students are required to select a minor in one of the fields of specialization within the College or an approved cross-college minor. Completion of the minor requirements will satisfy the Restricted Electives requirement. Students transferring under a block transfer agreement with another college or institution do not require a minor but instead must take a prescribed number of courses from a list of approved restricted electives. For a list of these classes see the Block Transfer section below.

Open Electives

  • Choose 12 credit units open electives