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.

BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences Majors

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 .

Conservation Biology

Apply the principles of biology, ecology, social science, economics, and statistics to the conservation of species and landscapes.

Environmental Economics & Policy

Develop skills in the economics analysis and policy process associated with environmental issues.

Human Dimensions of Environmental Management

Use collective action, institutions, policy and management to address challenges in environmental/ natural resource management.

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.

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.

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.


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 |