Major in Environment

About

At the McGill School of Environment (MSE), students learn how to respond to the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable future. Ecological and social systems are closely interconnected and  the decisions we make and the actions we take will impact all life on this planet. Planting or cutting trees alters the carbon balance and global climate. Conservation areas  impact  animals and plants, as well as human well-being and livelihood. Consumer choices determine the fate of water ecosystems and  the quality of  air we breathe.

TWO CAMPUSES. ONE SCHOOL.

Inclusive, collaborative, and integrative in its approach, the MSE spans both McGill campuses (downtown Montreal and Macdonald) and benefits from expertise in disciplines ranging from life sciences, ecology, geology, economics, ethics, law, anthropology, geography, and epidemiology. 

The core courses in this program expose students to different approaches, perspectives, and world views to understand the complexity that underlies environmental issues. Systems thinking, sustainability, and environmental ethics and thought are some of the central themes.  Students are given opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in collaboration with stakeholders.

Domains

Students also choose a “Domain” – an area of specialization comprising courses from many areas across the University and structured to provide breadth and depth of knowledge within the Domain.  Students may take courses on both the downtown and Macdonald campus to take full advantage of what McGill has to offer. 

Biodiversity and Conservation Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Graham Bell
  • Telephone: 514-398-6485
  • Email: graham [dot] bell [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Ecological Determinants of Health Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Marilyn Scott
  • Telephone: 514-398-7996
  • Email: marilyn [dot] scott [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Environmetrics Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Pierre Dutilleul
  • Telephone: 514-398-7870
  • Email: pierre [dot] dutilleul [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Food Production and Environment Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Caroline Begg
  • Telephone: 514-398-8749
  • Email: caroline [dot] begg [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Ian Strachan
  • Telephone: 514-398-7935
  • Email: ian [dot] strachan [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Renewable Resource Management Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet, MSE Program Adviser
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Joann Whalen
  • Telephone: 514-398-7943
  • Email: joann [dot] whalen [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain

This domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment programs.

Water Environments and Ecosystems – Biological

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Brian Leung
  • Telephone: 514-398-6460
  • Email: brian [dot] leung2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Water Environments and Ecosystems – Physical

Adviser Mentor
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4306
  • Email: kathy [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Professor Nigel Roulet
  • Telephone: 514-398-4945
  • Email: nigel [dot] roulet [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015).

Courses

Each domain has its own set of required core courses:

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Biodiversity and Conservation (63 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Ecological Determinants of Health - Cellular (63 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Ecological Determinants of Health- Population (63 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Environmetrics (63 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Food Production and Environment (63 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment-Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change (63 Credits)