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An education in Environmental Sciences gives you a marketable skill set in analyzing complex environmental issues and coming up with practical solutions that will help build a better future for our planet.


Hands-on learning

Students in the Environmental Sciences program assist with hands-on faculty-led research on insect management, insect toxicology and a multitude of other topics.


Digging in

In this multi-disciplinary program, you’ll study the biological, chemical and socio-economic aspects of real-world environmental issues and practice field sampling and lab analysis.


Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro

Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.


Top 7 reasons to study Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie:

  1. Specialized study: Get an education that sparks your interest - focus your degree on one of six scientific areas of specialty.
  2. An integrated program: At our Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, you’ll study a mix of disciplines from analytical and biosciences to ecology and ecophysiology, gaining a solid understanding of the forces behind environmental processes.
  3. Hands-on work: Learn by using our scientific instruments to identify environmental issues and apply the science behind them to find reasonable and workable solutions.
  4. Facility access: Our Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre is one of Canada’s leading adaptive research and development facilities. You'll also have access to a collection of 31,000 specimens and functioning ecosystems to make your studies real and relevant.
  5. Expert teaching: Whatever you choose as your specialty, you’ll get instruction from well-trained minds like soil scientists, bioproducts scientists, horticulturalists and animal scientists.
  6. A field for the future: Our quality of life in the future will largely depend on our ability to solve some complex environmental problems. As an Environmental Sciences major, you can make a difference.
  7. Employment opportunities: Canada’s environmental industry is diverse, and it continues to grow. Employers are seeking graduates with broad skill sets and the ability to learn on the job. You’ll gain both of these advantages in our program.

What will I learn?

Student with potted plants

The Environmental Sciences program will give you the knowledge to understand and solve real-world problems related to environmental chemistry and biology, soil and water quality, waste management, climate and environmental economics.

What can I do?

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Our graduates have secured employment in various government agencies and private industries. You could have an exciting career as an environmental researcher, technician, consultant or manager, or choose from our specialty graduate programs.