Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, & Resources - Environmental Science
Faculty of Engineering

Program description

Environmental Science examines the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Earth’s environment, its diverse systems, and the complex ways in which they interact. Environmental scientists use a variety of scientific and analytical techniques to measure environmental parameters, to evaluate the state of environmental systems, and to project the changes in environmental systems as a result of human activities and climate change. Natural and physical systems behavior is key to evaluating the implications of human activities such as agriculture, industry, and resource extraction, processing, and use. Environmental problems such as contamination and pollution, global warming, and biodiversity loss are studied with regard to past, present, and future practices and solutions.


Program options

Degree options

B.Env.Sc. (General) Bachelor of Environmental Science (General)  – 3 years
B.Env.Sc. (Major) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major) - 4 years
B.Env.Sc. (Major) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major) Co-op – 4 years
B.Env.Sc. (Hons.)  Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) – 4 years
B.Env.Sc.. (Hons.) Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) Co-op – 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Environmental Problem Solving and Scientific Thinking
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Biogeography
  • Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization

Professional opportunities

  • Environmental chemistry & biogeochemistry
  • Natural resource management
  • Conservation & biodiversity
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Environmental assessment
  • Environmental health
  • Wildlife management
  • Water resources land systems
  • Stewardship


Admission Requirements

Visit the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply. 


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The Riddell Faculty is unique in integrating disciplines to find strategies and solutions regarding global problems such as global warming, community access to resources, energy and fuel resources, and environmental change.

Connection to Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA). The Environmental Science program is Eco-Canada accredited.


Important links

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Department of Environment and Geography