Explore environmental change, governance and policy in Canada and globally.
Environmental Studies at Carleton offers a unique interdisciplinary program of study that focuses on the application of knowledge and hands-on learning to pressing environmental problems and issues.

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The Environmental Studies (ENST) program prepares students to be informed thinkers and skilled problem-solvers contributing to the resolution of the environmental challenges critical to our future. Through a combination of required courses and electives, students gain a solid foundation in environmental studies, while also being able to focus on specific environmental issues, such as: resource conservation, environmental justice, urban sustainability, or environmental policy. This interdisciplinary program allows students to select from a range of courses in the social and natural sciences, including anthropology, biology, earth sciences, economics, geography, geomatics, history, law, philosophy, political science and sociology.

ENST also features core courses in each year of the program that brings ENST students together in an integrated and coordinated program of study. These include: Introduction to Environmental Studies (1st year); Sustainable Futures: Environmental Challenges and Solutions (2nd year); Nature, Environment and Society: Theoretical Perspectives (2nd year); the Environmental Colloquium (3rd year), and the Seminar in Environmental Studies (4th year).

Many ENST courses welcome guest speakers into the classroom to expose students to different perspectives and areas of environmental expertise. Field courses, workplace practicums, experiential learning and hands-on training in the application of digital tools (e.g. geographic information systems, remote sensing) provide an opportunity to gain valuable research skills and practical experience during the completion of the ENST program.

To receive more information on our program contact:

Undergraduate Administrator

  • Karen Tucker
  • Contact for questions about your audit, course selection and program requirements.

Undergraduate Program SupervisorĀ & Advisor

  • Jill Wigle
  • Contact for program advice and guidance.