Environmental Management

As part of the Faculty of Natural Resource Management, our Environmental Management program will provide you with a background in natural processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and forest science. You will gain the business skills, scientific expertise and practical experience needed to solve modern environmental and sustainability challenges.

Our Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management shares a common curriculum with the Honours Bachelor of Forestry for the first two years, exposing you to various topics including:

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Wildlife habitat management
  • Water/forest interactions
  • Natural resources policy
  • Geographical information systems
  • First Nations forestry

This well-rounded approach to our program allows you to develop your interests before specializing in one of three areas in Environmental Management after your second year:

  • Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Conservation Planning and Management
  • Sustainable Land Use

While each specialization focuses on different subjects, they all seek to understand and maintain the natural integrity and processes of our ecosystems. We also offer a Co-Operative Education program if you are interested in gaining experience that surpasses typical fieldwork and research opportunities.

Lakehead Advantage

Our location in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, surrounded by diverse forests, lakes and other unique geographical features, makes Lakehead University the ideal institution to learn about Environmental Management. We maintain great relationships with regional organizations dedicated to ecological health and outdoor education, facilitating experiential learning and fieldwork opportunities in one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes Canada has to offer.

Each year employers from across Canada visit our campus to recruit due to our great reputation for providing students with the hands-on experience needed to excel in the workforce. As a graduate you will have your pick of exciting career opportunities in Thunder Bay and beyond.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to receive your Environmental Professional Certification from ECO Canada. If you decide to pursue the Wildlife Conservation and Management specialization, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society of America. This feature is unique to Lakehead University and provides you with an impressive professional advantage.


Lakehead University's Environmental Management program welcomes college graduates from diploma programs such as Environmental Technician or Technology, Forestry Technician and many others, to apply for admission consideration.

For more information regarding specific admission requirements as well as transfer credit details, visit here


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