First Year at a Glance

While the three Environmental Studies majors share core environmental courses, your remaining required courses will depend on your choice of major:

Biology

  • Environmental Studies 1120 – Environmental Studies: A Geographical Approach
  • Biology 1100 – Animal Biology
  • Biology 1030 – Plant Biology
  • Chemistry 1110 & 1130 – Introductory Chemistry I & II
  • Mathematics 1151 & 1152 – Calculus I & II for Social and Life Sciences OR Physics 1113 & 1133 – Physics Essentials I & II

The balance of your courses must be from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Earth Science

  • Environmental Studies 1120 – Environmental Studies: A Geographical Approach
  • Chemistry 1110 & 1130 – Introductory Chemistry I & II
  • Geology 111 & 1131 – Planet Earth & Crust of the Earth with Laboratory
  • Mathematics 1151 & 1152 – Calculus I & II for Social and Life Sciences OR Mathematics 1210 & 1230 – Calculus I & II for Engineers
  • English 1011 – Composition
  • English 1031 - Rhetoric

Geography (Environmental Science)

  • Environmental Studies 1140 – Environmental Studies: A Geographical Approach with Laboratory
  • Mathematics 1151 & 1152 – Calculus I & II for Social and Life Sciences OR Physics 1113 & 1133 – Physics Essentials I & II

The balance of your courses will be from both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

Geography (Environmental Studies)

  • Environmental Studies 1140 – Environmental Studies: A Geographical Approach with Laboratory
  • One credit from Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics
  • One credit from History, Indigenous Learning or Philosophy
  • One credit from Economics, Political Science or Sociology
  • One English credit