Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management (HBEM)

Modern Natural Resources Management is about people, science and technology. It manages the natural environment for the benefit of society, through the application of both natural and social science. As a student, you will acquire a complement of business skills, scientific expertise, along with practical experience; in fact, everything necessary to create meaningful and lasting solutions environmental challenges of today. You have the opportunity to discover methods that will sustain our forests and ecosystems for generations to come. Should you decide to enrol in Environmental Management, you may choose between three options after your second year of study: Wildlife Conservation and Management, Sustainable Land Use, or Conservation Management and Planning.

As your understanding of the natural environment grows, you will obtain the tools to tackle the current issues that natural resource managers face. You can also engage in the high-tech world of modern management through the use of GPS/GIS technologies, 3-D visualization satellite imagery, genetic research and much more. It's up to you!

Whether you decide to take either the forestry or environmental management degree, the curriculum is common to both programs, for the first two years. By gaining a broad introduction to the topics and issues surrounding the natural world, you will develop a better appreciation of your own role and potential contributions, both personally and professionally.

Each year, employers visit the Thunder Bay campus to recruit, because we have a reputation for providing valuable, hands-on experience to students, making them assets in the work force from the very beginning. Graduates no longer limit themselves solely to "typical" careers in big industry or government; instead, they become planners and facilitators, one who keep in touch with the nature throughout their careers. Our graduates work all over Canada and beyond, with large and small organizations, as entrepreneurs or consultants.

Accreditation & Professional Associations

Graduates who successfully complete the Wildlife Conservation and Management specialization are eligible for accreditation as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society.

The Wildlife Society – Certification Program for Wildlife Biologists

The Wildlife Society – Certification Program for Wildlife Biologists

The Wildlife Society (TWS), a non-profit professional society, is dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education and is committed to the premise that these objectives can be achieved best with the guidance of well-educated, experienced, and dedicated wildlife biologists. The Wildlife Society has sought to promote and strengthen professional standards in all activities devoted to wildlife resources. To this end, TWS has developed a professional certification program designed to evaluate the education and professional experience of wildlife biologists.  A professional wildlife biologist is a person with demonstrated expertise in the art and science of applying the principles of ecology to the sound stewardship and management of the wildlife resource and its environment.

Application forms are available at www.wildlife.org and may be submitted at any time. A first step is to become an Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB) when your coursework in our Faculty is complete.  Become a member of TWS now for its many benefits.

We have a recognized Student Chapter.

TWS Guide