Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Environmental Science – Major (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

ENSC-M-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the School of Environmental Studies.
Plan:  Consists of 72.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and 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:
GPHY 101Human Geography3.00
GPHY 102Physical Geography and Natural Resources3.00
C. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
The Dynamic Earth
History of Life
D. Complete the following:
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
Core Social Sciences and Humanities:
E. Complete the following:
ENSC 103Environment and Sustainability3.00
F. Complete the following:
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
G. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Honours Projects in Environmental Sustainability
Independent Environmental Study
2. Option
Integrative Science:
A. GEOL3.00
B. ENSC_Integrative_Science at the 300 level or above9.00
C. ENSC_Integrative_Science6.00
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities:
D. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanties3.00
E. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma9.00
3. Supporting
A. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
General Chemistry
General Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory): From Atoms to Matter
and General Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory): Thermodynamics and Kinetics
B. MATH or STAT6.00
Electives
Elective Courses48.00
Total Units120.00

4. Substitutions

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

5. Notes

A. Students are advised to complete at least 15.0 units from the core and integrative science courses in their first year. Deferring 100-level courses to the final year of study is strongly discouraged.

B. Students choosing Supporting Courses option (CHEM 113 General Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory): From Atoms to Matter and CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory): Thermodynamics and Kinetics) must note that these are not acceptable as prerequisites for upper-year CHEM courses and some other courses that include labs.

C. 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 Science 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_Integrative_Science

Environmental Science/Studies Integrative Science Options
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
BIOL 200Diversity Of Life3.00
BIOL 212Scientific Methods in Biology3.00
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
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 310Landscape Ecology3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00
GPHY 320Energy and Society3.00

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 and 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
GPHY 365Geography, Development, and Environment in the 'Third World'3.00
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