Environmental Biology Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ1390

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that integrates biological, chemical, and physical sciences to study human interactions with their environment. The Environmental Biology Major program (8.0 credits) provides a broad background in biology that is essential to understand the impact of humans on other organisms and their environments. It provides students with an understanding of ecology, the diversity and function of living organisms, the physical and chemical environment, and the ways organisms interact with, and affect, ecosystem processes. Students are exposed to ecosystem management, issues related to environmental change, and the consequences of interactions between humans and the environment.

Enrolment Requirements

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements

(8.0 credits including at least 2.0 credits at 300+ level with at least 0.5 credit at the 400 level)

First Year (2.0 credits): BIO120H1; ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1; MAT135H1/​ MAT136H1/​ MAT137Y1/​ MAT221H1/​ MAT223H1 or PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1 or BIO130H1

1. 2.0 credits: BIO220H1 (ecology and evolutionary biology); ENV234H1, ENV334H1 (environmental biology); EEB225H1 (recommended)/ STA220H1/​ STA257H1/​ STA288H1/​ GGR270H1/​ PSY201H1 (statistics)

2. 0.5 credit in biological diversity and function from: BIO251H1, BIO270H1; EEB266H1, EEB267H1, EEB268H1, EEB340H1; BIO260H1/​ HMB265H1 (note that both require BIO130H1 and BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1)

3. 0.5 credit in physical environment from: CHM210H1; ENV237H1, ENV238H1; ESS223H1, ESS261H1, ESS262H1; GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1; PHY131H1, PHY132H1, PHY151H1, PHY152H1

4. 1.0 credit in core ecology from: EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB324H1, EEB328H1

5. 1.5 credits from: EEB313H1, EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB323H1, EEB324H1, EEB325H1, EEB328H1, EEB365H1, EEB386H1, EEB403H0, EEB403H1, EEB405H0, EEB405H1, EEB406H0, EEB406H1, EEB407H0, EEB407H1, EEB410H0, EEB410H1, EEB428H1, EEB430H1, EEB433H1, EEB441H1, EEB497H1, EEB498Y1, EEB499Y1; ENV316H1, ENV337H1, ENV432H1, ENV452H1; ESS311H1, ESS361H1, ESS362H1, ESS462H1, ESS463H1, ESS464H1; FOR305H1, FOR307H1, FOR418H1; GGR305H1, GGR307H1, GGR308H1; JFG470H1

6. 0.5 credit at the 400-level from: field course EEB403H0, EEB403H1, EEB405H0, EEB405H1, EEB406H0, EEB406H1, EEB407H0, EEB407H1, EEB410H0, EEB410H1/​ FOR418H1; seminar/lecture course EEB428H1, EEB430H1, EEB433H1, EEB491H1, EEB495H1, ENV432H1, ENV452H1; ESS462H1, ESS463H1, ESS464H1; JFG470H1; EEB497H1, independent research project course EEB498Y1 (concurrent with research issues course EEB488H1), EEB499Y1

This program can be combined with other Environmental programs (see School of the Environment), as well as Science (e.g., Chemistry, Earth Sciences) and Social Science (e.g., Economics) programs.