Undergraduate Programs

Environmental Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

  • Examines the scientific, cultural, economic, moral, political and social dimensions of environmental issues
  • Develop the expertise to identify, frame and develop solutions to some of today's most important environmental issues
  • Pursue a career in law, business, economics, resource management, journalism or government as well as graduate studies. Turn your commitment to environmental sustainability into a lifelong career

CONCENTRATIONS:

Environment and Peoples of Canada
Brings together the diverse knowledge required to understand the environmental challenges facing Canadians including indigenous perspectives and issues in environmental and resource management.

Politics, Society & the Global Environment
introduces students to political and social methodologies relevant for understanding environmental issues from a global perspective.

Food & Society
Focused on sustainable food and agriculture, incorporating social, political, cultural, economic, ethical, and feminist perspectives on issues of contemporary food production.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Policy analyst
  • Environmental strategies advisor
  • Environmental lawyer (requires completion of law school)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ADMISSIONS

BA in Environmental Studies Program Requirements

High School Students

For those applying directly from high school or those with no post secondary background

The BA Environmental Studies program requires a minimum overall average of 80% (as this degree is competitive, space is limited and the entrance average may be higher than 80%).

Required courses:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Choose one of Social Studies 30-1 (Recommended) OR 30-level language other than English
  • Choose one of Chemistry 30; Computer Science - Advanced Level CTS (5 credits); Mathematics 31; Physics 30; Science 30; Social Studies 30-1; 30-level language other than English

For questions on the admission process or admission and program requirements, contact arts.undergrad@ualberta.ca. Other questions on the BA in Environmental Studies program may be directed to Jennifer Welchman (jennifer.welchman@ualberta.ca).