Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Environmental Chemistry – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

ECHM-P-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the School of Environmental Studies in partnership with the Department of Chemistry.
Plan:  Consists of 102.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
Core Science:
A. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ecology and the Environment
Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
B. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
C. Complete the following:
GPHY 101
GPHY 102
Human Geography
and Physical Geography and Natural Resources
6.00
D. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
The Dynamic Earth
History of Life
E. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Linear Algebra
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
Environmental Chemistry Core:
F. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
Introductory Physics
G. Select 18.00 units from the following:18.00
Main Group Chemistry
Principles of Chemical Reactivity
Introduction to Chemical Analysis
Material, Solutions, Interfaces
Methods of Structure Determination
Organic Reactions
H. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
Transition Metal Chemistry
Biological Chemistry
Environmental and Green Chemistry
I. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Instrumental Chemical Analysis
Environmental Analysis Methods
J. Complete the following:
CHEM 397Experimental Chemistry6.00
K. Complete the following:
CHEM 497Research Project6.00
Core Social Sciences and Humanities:
L. Complete the following:
ENSC 103Environment and Sustainability3.00
M. Complete the following:
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
N. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Honours Projects in Environmental Sustainability
Independent Environmental Study
2. Option
A. ENSC_Specialization_Options_A3.00
B. GEOL3.00
C. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Diversity Of Life
Scientific Methods in Biology
ENSC_Specialization_Options_B
D. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma3.00
E. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities3.00
Electives
Elective Courses18.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. ENSC 502 Research Project Sustainability may be substituted for requirement 1.N. and a further 6.0 units in electives and/or Plan requirements as approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

4. Note 

A.  A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Environmental Chemistry Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary Humanities Options
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary Social Science and Humanities Options
CHEE 342Environmental Biotechnology3.50
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
DEVS 250Environmental Transformations3.00
ECON 290Environmental Economics and Assessment3.00
ENSC 200Environmental History3.00
ENSC 290Introduction to Ecological Economics3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 305Social Environments3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 310Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 311Applied Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 315Global Food Security, Agriculture, and Environment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 321Environmental Justice in Global Context3.00
ENSC 391Practical Applications in Sustainability3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 420Gender and Environments3.00
ENSC 482Special Topics in Environmental Studies3.00
ENSC 483Special Topics in Environmental Studies II3.00
GPHY 336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00

ENSC_Specialization_Options_A

Options in the Environmental Science Specialization Plans, List A
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00

ENSC_Specialization_Options_B

Options in the Environmental Science Specialization Plans, List B
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
ENSC 480Special Topics in Environmental Science3.00
GEOL 106Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards3.00
GEOL 107History of Life3.00
GEOL 200Oceanography3.00
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00