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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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.
McGill School of Environment—2013-2014 (last updated Feb. 26, 2013) (disclaimer