Food Production and Environment (Faculty of Science)


You can't talk about food production without talking about the environment. Conventional means of food production often equals large scale environmental degradation, and land-use competition.

As world populations grow, and as diets change, potentially negative interactions between agricultural systems and other facets of the environment will become more frequent. In the same way, urban sprawl will make conflicts between agriculture and urbanites more common. As the available land resource decreases, land-use competition for what remains will grow more fierce, making increasingly critical the need for smart and informed decision-making related to food production.

Modern agriculturalists must strike a delicate balance between trying to provide food for themselves, their families, and urban dwellers and trying to minimize environmental damage, and within this domain, you will learn how to work towards achieving this.


Students who pursue an environmental science degree have many options when it comes to jobs and may work in a variety of settings. 

Some examples include:  

  • Development Officer / Consultant
  • Science Communicator
  • Growers’ Advisor / Technical Advisor
  • Environmental Protection / Remediation Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Soil Conservationist

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

 Complimentary Minors include:  

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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