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

Program description

Environmental Studies focuses on the complex relationships between humans, whether as individuals, communities or institutions, and the environment. It examines the social, cultural, institutional, political, policy and legal aspects surrounding environmental issues and concerns. The Environmental Studies Program uses not only scientific approaches but also traditional knowledge, and in doing so broadens the ways in which the environment is viewed. This is illustrated using local, regional, and international case studies, which reveal the implications of diversity and inequality. Students gain a broad and integrated understanding of diverse fields, and develop a wide awareness of human and environmental concerns, such as human health, community and urban planning.


Program options

Degree options

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

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Environmental Responsibilities and the Law
  • Green Building and Planning
  • Sustainable Manitoba
  • Advanced Issues in Environment and Health
  • Advanced Issues in Environmental Law and Policy

Professional opportunities

  • Natural resource management
  • Conservation & biodiversity
  • Environmental assessment
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental health
  • Wildlife management
  • Sustainable building
  • Northern studies
  • Land systems
  • Policy & law
  • 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?

Connection to Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)


Important Links

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