Human Dimensions of Environmental Management

Human Dimensions of Environmental Management

Why study this program?

In this program, you’ll learn how to use collective action, policies, institutions, and management approaches to influence environmental and natural resources issues. You’ll also develop a scientific understanding of environmental change, with a focus on the social context through which environmental issues are addressed.

Why study Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta?

Our BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences gives you the opportunity to study and develop real-world solutions for environmental issues such as land conservation, water conservation, biodiversity, and adaptation to climate change. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a 10-day field school as well as a project-based capstone course.

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.

  • Conservationist
  • Environmental / Indigenous Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Communications Officer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Training Specialist
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Indigenous Relations Specialist
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Naturalist Park Interpreter
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Researcher
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Advisor
  • Wildlife / Conservation Biologist

Alex, from Balzac, is an Agriculture and Resource Economics student, VP Academic of the Agriculture Club, and a member of the UAlberta cheerleading team. Alex also helps out during harvest and calving on her family's mixed farm, and helps run the online side of the business.

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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