Why study Integrated Environmental Management at Dal?

Help build a greener economy

Studying Integrated Environmental Management at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. will offer you training in green science and technology. Founded on the four pillars of bio-resources - technology, energy, water and waste - you’ll gain the skills to create sustainable solutions to our national and global resource management and food production needs.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), BSc (Agr)
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Engineering
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

Studying Integrated Environmental Management at Dalhousie means you’ll learn about real-world problems and how to solve them. First-year students begin by building a foundation in the core sciences of agriculture, biology, chemistry and calculus. In upper years, you’ll study technologies associated with biological and environmental systems as they apply to fiber fuel and food. Plus, you’ll apply your knowledge to solve industry-related problems.

Courses cover a wide variety of topics including agriculture, water and food processing systems, mechanics of materials, structures and their environment, renewable energy and engineering measurements and controls. You can also choose from numerous electives to tailor your degree to your interests.

In addition to classroom learning, you’ll take part in experiential learning activities such as labs and experiments. You’ll have access to cutting-edge research opportunities, advanced technology and exceptional learning facilities.

Sample courses:

  • Machinery and Building Technology
  • Bioresource System Management
  • Energy Conversion and Assessment

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Download the Integrated Environmental Science Fact Sheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

A variety of career opportunities exist within the renewable energy, environmental, agricultural and biological resource industries. Would you rather be your own boss? This program also prepares you to manage your own business.

  • energy efficiency or renewable energy advisor
  • sustainability officer
  • waste water treatment operator
  • environmental program coordinator
  • government policy analyst

You might pursue master or doctoral degrees to gain further experience in consulting, research and teaching in the environmental, agricultural and biological resource industries.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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