Environmental Biology Minor (Science Program) - ASMIN1390

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that integrates biological, chemical, and physical sciences to study human interactions with their environment. The Environmental Biology Minor program (4.0 credits) provides students an introduction to 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

(4.0 credits; must include at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ series)


1. 1.5 credits: BIO120H1; BIO220H1; ENV234H1

2. 0.5 credit in organismal biology: EEB266H1/​ EEB267H1/​ EEB268H1


3. 2.0 credits from the following groups:


A. core ecology and evolution (no more than 0.5 credit): EEB318H1, EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB324H1, EEB328H1


B. biological diversity (no more than 0.5 credit): EEB263H1, EEB266H1, EEB267H1, EEB268H1, EEB331H1, EEB340H1, EEB380H1, EEB382H1, EEB384H1, EEB386H1, EEB388H1


C. field courses (no more than 0.5 credit): EEB403H0, EEB403H1, EEB405H0, EEB405H1, EEB406H0, EEB406H1, EEB407H0, EEB407H1, EEB410H0, EEB410H1


D. no more than 0.5 credit from: BIO251H1, EEB255H1, EEB362H1, EEB365H1, EEB428H1, EEB433H1; ENV334H1 (recommended), ENV432H1