First year, fall term all Environmental Science programs have the same courses.
For first year, winter term there is some variation depending if the student has a concentration in Earth Sciences or Geomatics or a minor in Earth Sciences. Please see the NOTES below.
Before registration for second year begins in July, students should decide if they want to declare a concentration or stay in the main program Environmental Science. Adding a minor is another element to consider. Elements such as concentrations and minors are the student’s choice, not required.
- 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)
- Foundations of Biology II (BIOL 1104)
- General Chemistry II (CHEM 1002)
- Earth Resources and Natural Hazards: Environmental Impacts (ENSC 2001)
- Introduction to Statistics (STAT 2507)
- 0.5 credit free elective
Free elective 0.5 credit option-[Earth Science concentration students, please see NOTE 1 below, Geomatics concentration students, please see NOTE 2 below and Minor in Earth Science students, please see NOTE 3 below.]
NOTE 1: For Environmental Science, concentration in Earth Sciences, MATH 1107 and GEOM 1004 are recommended in the winter term, first year, instead of ENSC 2001 and 0.5 free elective.
NOTE 2: For Environmental Science, concentration in Geomatics, MATH 1107 and GEOM 1004 are recommended in the winter term, first year, instead of ENSC 2001 and 0.5 free elective. NOTE 3: For those Environmental Science students who have declared a minor in Earth Sciences, the free 0.5 credit option in winter term should be replaced with ERTH 1009.
For students in the main program of Environmental Science only-courses recommended as a winter term free elective option include (but are not limited to):
- GEOM 2005–Introduction to Geospatial Programming (Approved Science or Specialization course option)
- GEOG 2020–Ecosystems of Canada (Arts and Social Science elective)
- GEOM 1004-Maps, Satellites and the Geospatial Revolution