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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 Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Undergraduate > About the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, including School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (Undergraduate) > Faculty Information and Regulations; for the B.Sc., see Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Faculty Degree Requirements. This includes meeting the minimum credit requirement as specified in their letter of admission.

Biodiversity and Conservation Domain

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

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)

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program. This domain links the academic study of biological diversity with the applied field of conservation biology. The study of biological diversity, or "biodiversity," lies at the intersection of evolution with ecology ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Biodiversity and Conservation (63 credits).

Ecological Determinants of Health Domain

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

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)

The Cellular concentration in this domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program. This domain considers the interface between the environment and human well-being, with particular focus on the triad that ties human health to the environment through the elements of food and infectious agents. Each ...

For more information, see 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)

The Population concentration in this domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program. This domain considers the interface between the environment and human well-being, with particular focus on the triad that ties human health to the environment through the elements of food and infectious agents. Each ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Ecological Determinants of Health- Population (63 credits).

Environmetrics Domain

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

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

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program. In view of the crucial need for sound study design and appropriate statistical methods for analyzing environmental changes and their impacts on humans and various life forms and their ecological relationships, ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Environmetrics (63 credits).

Food Production and Environment Domain

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

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)

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment programs. The business of food production is an area of human activity with a large and intimate interaction with the environment. As the global population rises, demand for food and food production increases. This demand ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Food Production and Environment (63 credits).

Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change Domain

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

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)

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment programs. The thin soil layer on the planet's land surfaces controls the vital inputs of water, nutrients, and energy to terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Widespread occurrences around the globe of ...

For more information, see Major Environment-Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change (63 credits).

Renewable Resource Management Domain

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

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Renewable Resource Management (63 credits)

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program. Renewable resource management is an emerging field that focuses on the ecosystem structures and processes required to sustain the delivery, to humanity, of ecosystem goods and services such as food, clean water ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Renewable Resource Management (63 credits).

Water Environments and Ecosystems Domain

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

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment -Water Environments and Ecosystems - Biological (60 credits)

This concentration (60 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program. To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two concentrations, with students choosing one or the other. Those electing the Biological ...

For more information, see Major Environment -Water Environments and Ecosystems - Biological (60 credits).

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Water Environments and Ecosystems - Physical (63 credits)

This concentration (60 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program. To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two concentrations, with students choosing one or the other. Students interested in studying ...

For more information, see Major Environment - Water Environments and Ecosystems - Physical (63 credits).

McGill School of Environment—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)