Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Why study this program?

This program examines the scientific, cultural, economic, moral, political and social dimensions of environmental issues. You will have the opportunity to choose one of three areas of concentration:

  • Culture, Society, and Peoples of Canada
  • Politics, Society, and the Global Environment
  • Food and Society

Why take the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree?

This unique interdisciplinary degree allows you to study widely among courses offered by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Native Studies, providing you with an expansive framework to understand and contribute to the solution of environmental problems.

This degree prepares you for further study or specialization in a variety of fields and careers, including law, business, economics, resource management, and journalism.

Why study at the University of Alberta?

Pursue a degree that matters in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences and secure a job in an in-demand career dedicated to people, the land and the lab. With flexible, interdisciplinary programs and integrated experiential opportunities, students can follow their passions inside and outside the classroom. Access one of the largest faculty scholarship programs at the institution and get involved with the thriving student community for a memorable and life-changing university experience.

  • Community Relations Advisor
  • Environmental / Indigenous Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Communications Officer
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Specialist

Carley-Jane recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with a major in Agricultural and Resource Economics. As a UAlberta student, Carley-Jane received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, at Oxford University, where she plans to pursue an MSc in Environmental Change and Management.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.


Fall application

Domestic: May 1, 2024
International: June 1, 2024

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $52 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.


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