Understand the causes of environmental issues, learn about the solutions, and study in a field that will transform the world.

This program will guide you in the study of current environmental issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, and pollution. Your professors, who share your passion for these topics, will help you explore the history and multidimensional solutions to these issues as they relate to health, the economy, politics, and natural, social, and cultural ecosystems. This multidisciplinary program features courses from three different uOttawa faculties.

Environmental Studies allows you to:

  • Acquire knowledge about biophysical processes and environmental changes, and to understand their social, economic, and political repercussions.
  • Understand the influence of natural and social sciences on culture, human values, and environmental ethics.
  • Analyse environmental problems and propose local, national, and international solutions.
  • Prepare and interpret detailed technical reports for various audiences.

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4 years120 units
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Honors BA in Environmental Studies

Most extensive and focused study in Environmental Studies.

Can be combined with a minor in another area.

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42 units
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Major in Environmental Studies

Gain a solid foundation in both natural and social sciences that allows you to understand the challenges and strategies involved in managing environmental problems at various levels.

Can be combined with a second Major or a Minor

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30 units
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Minor in Environmental Studies

Develop a holistic awareness of environmental issues, a general knowledge of scientific processes, and a solid understanding of social and political implications.

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The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Gain a deeper understanding of our world! Our programs provide you with a holistic and multi-faceted understanding of our world, and the issues our environment, people and planet face today.
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