Environmental Sustainability

Studying Environmental Sustainability will prepare you to play a crucial role in protecting the ecosystems and living organisms that make up our environment. You will gain both the scientific expertise and practical experience needed to solve modern sustainability challenges in Canada and around the world. 

Our program is known for producing environmentally conscious and responsible graduates with excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. You will be trained to meet the growing demands of interdisciplinary practitioners in the diverse fields of science and sustainability.

In addition to the core Environmental Sustainability courses, you will take courses in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Economics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Natural Resource Management

We also offer a Co-Operative Education program if you are interested in gaining experience that surpasses typical fieldwork and research opportunities.

Lakehead Advantage

In addition to receiving an HBASc (Environmental Sustainability Major), you may choose to combine your degree with a specialization in Environmental Biotechnology, a Concurrent Education degree (Primary/Junior) or our Co-Operative Education program. Each of these options allows you to expand your knowledge and application of Environmental Sustainability and provides you with a competitive edge post-graduation. There are also college transfer pathways available.

Our department is relatively small and conducive to interaction with both your peers and professors. We encourage you to take advantage of the friendly, personal learning environment and reach out to faculty for course help as well as potential job and/or mentorship opportunities. 

What our Students Say

Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science (Environmental Sustainability) Fergus, ON What drew me specifically to Lakehead's Orillia campus was the development of the Environmental Sustainability Program...




Environmental Sustainability

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