Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Environmental & Conservation Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Leave a lasting mark on the environment with this four-year degree program. As a student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop solutions for environmental issues such as conservation of land, water and biodiversity or adaptation to climate change.
  • Explore how interactions between science, society and the economy influence environmental management decisions.
  • Participate in a three-week field school where you spend every day outside, learning by doing.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills while completing a fourth-year project-based capstone course that examines issues faced by industry, government and environmental organizations.
  • Join the Agrology profession (Alberta Institute of Agrologists) and take a leadership role as a professional agrologist in Alberta.
  • Join students in the Northern ENCS Program and spend a semester at Yukon College in Whitehorse, getting hands on experience and credit towards your degree.

Careers in Environmental and Conservation Sciences

| Land Reclamation Specialist | Environmental Consultant | Wildlife/Conservation Biologist | Soil Scientist | Sustainability Coordinator | Park Warden | Policy Analyst | Land Use Planner | Environmental Impact Assessor | Agrologist | Environmental Education Programmer | Environmental/Aboriginal Relations Advisor |



BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences Majors

Conservation Biology
Apply the principles of biology, ecology, social science, economics, and statistics to the conservation of species and landscapes.
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Environmental Economics & Policy
Develop skills in the economics analysis and policy process associated with environmental issues. 
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Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Use collective action, institutions, policy and management to address challenges in environmental/ natural resource management. 
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Land Reclamation
Develop the natural and social sciences to understand, assess, and minimize the impacts of human activities on natural resources, with an emphasis on soil, plant and water health.
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Wildlife & Rangeland Management
Learn to manage soil, plant, and animal relationships on both private and public lands. Gain an understanding of grazing, intensive agriculture, forestry, and recreational activities.
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BSc Environmental Conservation/BA Native Studies
Learn how Aboriginal history, politics, and cultural values influence natural resource management. Graduate with two degrees in five years—Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Conservation Science and Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies .
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Northern Systems
Develop solutions to issues such as global climate change, decreasing non-renewable energy resources, land use, changes in water quantity and quality, and wildlife conservation. Gain insight into northern and native studies content, reflecting northern environmental, economic, and social contexts.
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