Environmental Science Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ1076

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade/Grade Average
A minimum grade average in required courses is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 60% in each course, or a grade average lower than 65% in these required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Completion Requirements

(8.0 credits)

First Year (1.5 credits): BIO120H1; 0.5 credit from CHM136H1/​CHM138H/ CHM135H1 (recommended)/CHM139H/ CHM151Y1; 0.5 credit from MAT135H1/​ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1/​ JMB170Y1

Second Year (2.5 credits):
1. ENV221H1
2. ENV234H1
3. One of CHM210H1 (recommended) or ESS262H1
4. ENV237H1/​ ENV238H1*
* ENV238H1 is for students who have previously taken PHY131H1/​ PHY132H1/​ PHY151H1/​ PHY152H1
5. STA220H1/​ STA288H1/​ EEB225H1/​ GGR270H1 or other science courses providing training in statistics as approved by the Academic Associate Director.

NOTE: students interested in taking EEB Field Courses (Group B) in third/fourth year are encouraged to take BIO220H1 in second/third year.

Third Year (1.5 credits):

1. The other of CHM210H1 or ESS262H1 not taken in second year
2. ENV337H1
3. ENV316H1

Third/Fourth Year (2.0 credits):
1. 2.0 credits from among the courses in Group A, B, and C, with no more than 0.5 credit from Group C. At least 0.5 credit must be at the 300+ level

Group A: Environmental Science
BIO220H1*/ CHM310H1/​ CHM410H1/​ CHM415H1/​ EEB319H1/​ EEB320H1/​ EEB321H1/​ EEB328H1/​ EEB365H1/​ EEB428H1/​ EEB430H1/​ EEB433H1/​ EEB440H1/​ EEB465H1/​ ENV334H1/​ ENV341H1/​ ENV346H1/​ ENV430H1/​ ENV432H1/​ ESS261H1/​ ESS311H1/​ ESS312H1 / ESS461H1/​ ESS463H1/​ GGR203H1/​ GGR301H1/​ GGR305H1/​ GGR308H1/​ GGR314H1/​ GGR347H1/​ GGR348H1/​ GGR406H1/​ GGR413H1/​ JGA305H1/​ PCL362H1/​ PHY392H1**/ PHY492H1**

Notes: * BIO220H1 is required for all upper-year 300+ EEB series courses, with no exceptions. ** PHY392H1 and PHY492H1 include relevant environmental content, but prerequisites for these courses cannot be used towards Group A requirements.

Group B: Environmental Science-related Field Courses

ANT330Y1/​ ARH306Y1/​ EEB403H1/​ EEB405H1/​ EEB406H1/​ EEB407H1/​ EEB410H1/​ ENV336H1/​ ENV395Y0/​ ENV396H0/​ ENV396Y0/​ ESS234H1/​ ESS410H1/​ ESS450H1/​ GGR390H1

Note: * BIO220H1 is required for all upper-year 300+ EEB series courses, with no exceptions.

Group C: Environmental Policy & Society (no more than 0.5 credit from Group C)

ENV222H1/​ ENV261H1/​ ENV281H1/​ ENV282H1/​ ENV307H1/​ ENV320H1/​ ENV322H1/​ ENV323H1/​ ENV330H1/​ ENV333H1/​ ENV335H1/​ ENV347H1/​ ENV350H1/​ ENV361H1/​ ENV362H1/​ ENV381H1/​ ENV382H1/​ ENV422H1/​ ENV461H1/​ ENV462H1/​ FOR302H1

Fourth Year (0.5 credit):
1. 0.5 credit from the following: ENV432H1*/ ENV440H1/​ ENV452H1*
*Note that ENV432H1 requires one of EEB319H1/​ EEB321H1/​ EEB365H1/​ ENV334H1 as a prerequisite, and ENV452H1 requires one of ENV316H1/​ ENV334H1/​ ENV337H1 as a prerequisite.


Notes:

  • Students combining the Environmental Science Major with a second BSc or BA Major, and who are also interested in obtaining a basic understanding of the social/political/policy aspects of environment, can add the Environmental Studies Minor. Some of the courses taken for the Environmental Science Major may be double counted for this Minor. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor (see above) to learn more about this option.
  • Daniels Students enrolled in this program may be able to fulfil up to 1.5 credits in requirement 3 from ARC courses. Consult the School of the Environment for more information.