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Major in Environment – B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) and B.Sc.

Students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) program and students in the Faculty of Science B.Sc. program can register in the Major in Environment.

The Major has two components: core and domain. Students follow three steps in their degree program.

  1. Core: The core consists of four introductory courses and one intermediate-level course where students are exposed to the different approaches, perspectives, and world views that will help them gain an understanding of the complexity and conflicts that underlie most environmental problems. Through the core program, students go beyond the confines of their individual views of environment.
  2. Domain: Domains provide a trans-disciplinary study of a particular theme or component of the environment. B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) and B.Sc. students can choose to follow one of the following domains:
    • Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Ecological Determinants of Health (Population and Cellular stream options)
    • Environmetrics
    • Food Production and Environment
    • Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change
    • Renewable Resource Management
    • Water Environments and Ecosystems (Biological and Physical stream options)
    B.Sc. students in the Faculty of Science can also choose from the following two domains:
    • Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality
    • Earth Sciences and Economics
  3. Senior Core and Research: In the two senior courses of the core, students will apply the general and specialized knowledge that they have gained in the program to the analysis of some specific, contemporary environmental problems.

To obtain a Major in Environment, students must:

  • register in a domain online using Minerva;
  • pass all courses counted toward the Major with a grade of C or higher;
  • confirm that their course selection satisfies the required components of the MSE core and their chosen domain, and that the complementary courses are approved courses in their chosen domain; and
  • fulfil all faculty requirements as specified by the faculty in which they are registered: for the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.), refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences > Undergraduate > Faculty Information and Regulations; for the B.Sc., see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Science >Faculty Degree Requirements. This includes meeting the minimum credit requirement as specified in their letter of admission.