Course Sequence - Honours BA With Major in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies delves into some of the most significant issues of our day, such as anthropogenic climate change, urban pollution and possible threats to human health. In these programs, students learn how to use applied research tools and apply management principles in a variety of areas, such as in environmental impact assessments and resource management.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Environmental Studies program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in Environmental Studies C, FI

Minor

  • Minor in Environmental Studies (bilingual)

C Co-operative Education Program available.
FI French Immersion stream available.

Language of instruction

These programs are bilingual. Courses may be offered in English or in French, but not necessarily in both languages during each session. A certain number of courses must be taken in the student’s second official language.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Environmental planner and analyst
  • Environmental advisor
  • Eco-tourism consultant
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental strategies manager

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for graduates with a background in environmental studies.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

1 This course has variable topics.  Students may take this course twice

 

At least 12 credits specific to the program, excluding bilingual courses, must be taken in the second language. 

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

 

3 credits from:

PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry 

3 credits from:

AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1

PHI1102 Moral reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers

 

PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts

 

 

 

Environmental Studies

42 credits

(14 courses)

ENV1101 Global Environmental Challenges

 

BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology GEG1301 The Physical Environment

ECO2121 Economics of Globalization

ENV2918 Field Camp I

GEG2320 Introduction to Geomatics

ENV2301 History of Environmental Thought

 

ENV3321 Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change

ENV4118 Environmental Impact Assessment

ENV4910 Field Study Course

ENV4920 Research Seminar in Environmental Studies

 

ENV4504 Approches méthodologiques et théoriques en géographie et études environnementales

6 credits from the list of optional courses

 
Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.

Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor in any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences.

 

 

Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 electives (8 courses).
 
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 electives (12 classes).

 

LIST OF OPTIONAL COURSES 

BIO2129

Ecology

ENV3101

Legal Context of Environmental Issues

ENV4113

Selected Topics in Environmental Issues

GEG2304

Climatology

GEG3105

Remote Sensing

GEG3302

Natural Resource and Environmental Management

GEG3303

Health Geography

GEG4129

Global Climate Change

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