- Honours: 4 years (120 credit hours)
- Honours co-op option: 4 years (120 credit hours)
- Major: 4 years (120 credit hours)
- Major co-op option: 4 years (120 hours)
- General: 3 years (90 credit hours)
- Minor: 18 credit hours
Students in environmental studies explore environmental issues relating to human populations, sustainable resource development, pollution and conservation, environmental health and endangerment and preservation of species. Students work to understand alternative conditions that have the potential to reverse current environmental trends and contribute to ecological sustainability.
Students have access to undergraduate courses offered by the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources as well as the Faculties of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts, Law, Engineering, Architecture and Science in order to complete their education. They are expected to take many courses outside the Riddell faculty enabling them to obtain a truly interdisciplinary education.
Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of a diverse range of focus areas along with access to unique experiences including:
- Field courses on ecological and environmental topics
- Access to the Centre for Earth Observation Science
- Exposure to the work of the federal government’s Freshwater Institute researchers, including nearby ecosystem research at the Experimental Lake Area