All Environmental Science programs have the same first year courses. Thus, you don’t have to decide what stream to go into until the end of first year. Before registration for second year courses begins in June, students should decide if they want to begin a concentration or stay in the main program.  Adding a minor is another element to consider.

Fall Term

  • Environmental Science Seminar (ENSC 1500)
  • Foundations of Biology I (BIOL 1103)
  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 1001)
  • Exploring Planet Earth (ERTH 1006)
  • Elementary Calculus (MATH 1007)

Winter Term

  • Foundations of Biology II (BIOL 1104)
  • General Chemistry II (CHEM 1002)
  • Physical Geography (GEOG 2013)
  • Introduction to Statistics (STAT 2507)
  • Free elective 0.5 credit option (Earth Science concentration students, please see note below)

NOTE: For those Environmental Science students who have declared a minor in Earth Sciences only, the free 0.5 credit option in winter term should be replaced with ERTH 1009.

Courses recommended as the elective option include (but are not limited to):

  • ENSC 2001 – Earth Resources and Natural Hazards: Environmental Impacts (required course)
  • GEOM 2007 – Introduction to GIS (Approved Science or Specialization course option)
  • ERTH 2403 – Introduction to Oceanography (required option course)
  • ERTH 2402 – Climate Change: An Earth Sciences Perspective (required option course)
  • GEOG 2020– Physical Environments of Canada (Arts and Social Science elective)