Environmental Earth Sciences

Environmental Earth science is the study of interactions between humans and Earth's natural environment. You will study the influence of human activities on the local and global environment as well as how human actions are shaped and controlled by the geologic and geomorphic processes occurring around us. Environmental Earth science is of global importance today and in the future, as we face more and more challenging environmental issues.

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As an environmental earth scientist you would typically be employed by consulting companies, large resource and industrial firms, and government organizations. The BSc Major and Honors degrees also provide excellent preparation for postgraduate studies in a wide variety of programs. U of A grads may decide to go on to Master's and PhD programs in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, terrain analysis, geomorphology, biogeography, climatology, hydrogeology, hydrology, resource management, global change, or other specialties.

The program offers a wide choice of courses; students who focus on geoscience may take the required course work to qualify for registration with APEGA, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, which regulates the practice of these professions in Alberta.

Note: If you entered the program in an earlier year your course requirements will remain as they were when you entered the program; where course names or numbers have changed substitution of new courses will be allowed. Planner sheets for previous year's programs are available from the Program Administrator.

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Major in Environmental Earth Sciences

Honors in Environmental Earth Sciences 

Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences (discontinued in 2024)

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