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Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major (ESYS)

Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major (ESYS)

Location

Location

  • Program Adviser
  • Professor Jeffrey McKenzie
  • Frank Dawson Adams, Room 131C
  • Email: jeffrey [dot] mckenzie [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Telephone: 514-398-3833

About Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major

About Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major

The McGill program in Earth System Science (ESYS) is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to address six “Grand Challenges” that are fundamental to our understanding of the way in which the Earth operates. These are:
  • Global biogeochemical cycles
  • Climate variability and change
  • Land use and land cover change
  • Energy and resources
  • Earth hazards: volcanoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes
  • Earth-atmosphere observation, analysis, and prediction

The ESS Major is offered jointly by the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC), the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPSC), and the Department of Geography (GEOG).

The individual departments, their disciplines, and specific courses offered by them are described in their respective entries in this publication.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Earth System Science (57 credits)

The Major in Earth System Science (ESYS) is offered jointly by the following departments: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPSC) Geography (GEOG) Earth System Science (ESYS) views Earth as a single integrated system that provides a unifying context to examine the interrelationships between all components of the Earth ...

For more information, see Major Earth System Science (57 credits).

Faculty of Science—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)