Field School by Amanda Kelley

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 |

Note:  Graduates from with a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences may also be able to qualify as a Registered Professional Forester through the Master of Forestry program.

Feature Careers

Conservation Officer Conservation officers protect and manage natural resources and visitors in parks and on public lands. Average Salary:  $71,932

Soil Scientist Soil scientists study the composition, distribution, development, and behaviour of soils. They look at the interaction of soils with organisms, animals, plants, and the atmosphere. They manage soil resources for agricultural production, and to protect water resources and the environment. Average Salary:  104,806
Source: Government of Alberta, Occupations in Alberta