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Combining programs

How to mix Environmental Science with another field of study

A Bachelor of Arts with a second major in Environmental Science? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Environmental Science with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular Environmental Science degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Science

  • Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Environmental Science can be combined with Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS), any Faculty of Science program, Community Design in the Faculty of Architecture or any Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences program. If it is combined with an Arts subject, a larger number of credits must be taken in Environmental Science.
  • Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Environmental Science through the Bachelor of Science program, such as Marine Biology, Philosophy, Political Science, Community Design and many others. Please consult the undergraduate academic calendar for a list of approved minor options.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their science program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of six to seven calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts program, Environmental Science can be combined with most of the Arts major or honours subjects, and with the Environment, Sustainability and Society program.