Environmental Science

 

Minor in Environmental Science

A minor in Environmental Science is available to non-Environmental Science students in a 120 credit hour degree program within the College of Arts and Science. The Minor is also available to students in some other Faculties (please consult the appropriate section for your Faculty in the Undergraduate Calendar.)

Minor Requirements

Departmental Requirements
    A minimum of 18 credit hours in Environmental Science (ENVS) courses at the 2000 level or higher.

 

Minor In Environmental Studies

Students enrolled in the following degree programs can take a Minor in Environmental Studies:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Community Design (BCD)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCSc) 

Minor Requirements

Bachelor of Science with Minor in Environmental Studies

Students pursuing another major within the Faculty of Science can opt for a Minor in Environmental Studies. Exploring the broader environmental issues can complement a degree in any other scientific discipline. With this minor, science students develop an appreciation for the scientific, cultural, economic, historic, legal and social complexities of environmental issues.

Bachelor of Arts with Minor in Environmental Studies

The Minor in Environmental Studies is also available to students who have chosen their major within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. An arts education can benefit from deeper exploration of environmental issues, since the environment has become a central concern in political and economic decision-making. Through this minor, arts students can examine the scientific, cultural, legal, historic and social aspects of environmental issues.

Bachelor of Community Design with Minor in Environmental Studies

Students enrolled in the Community Design Honours/Major program in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning can add an environmental specialization to their degrees. With this minor, they can earn an additional degree credential that recognizes the special concentration of courses in Environmental Studies. Approval for the program is required from the School of Planning and the Director of the Environmental Science Program.

Bachelor of Computer Science with Minor in Environmental Studies

Computer Science majors also have an opportunity to add an environmental emphasis to their degrees. Advances in technology can present a number of solutions to environmental challenges, so a foundation in both areas can be very worthwhile.  With this minor, computer science students develop an appreciation for the scientific, cultural, economic, historic, legal and social aspects of environmental issues.

 

B.Sc. Major or Honours in Environmental Science

This interdisciplinary program focuses on environmental science issues, emphasizing analysis and problem-solving. The common core classes introduce students to the scientific, cultural, economic, historic, legal and social aspects of environmental issues.

B.Sc. Major or Hours in Environmental Science Requirements

Please choose program based on the year you started your Science or Arts degree at Dalhousie:
Before 2019: B.Sc. Major and Honours in Environmental Science [PDF 158KB]
September 2019 and later: B.Sc. Major and Honours in Environmental Science [160KB]

 

B.Sc. and B.A. Double Major or Combined Honours

The double major or combined honours degree programs allow students to combine the study of Environmental Science with another subject. The other subject may be in any discipline from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, the College of Sustainability or Community Design in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning.

The Environmental Science courses focus on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues preparing students to analyze environmental problems. The courses from the other major provide another focus of study and a depth of expertise in a potentially related subject.

You should consult both the Environmental Science advisor and an advisor from your other subject when determining the double major or combined honours program requirements.

Some double major options that have attracted students to our program here at Dalhousie include Environmental Science with Sustainability, Biology, Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Marine Biology, International Development Studies, or Community Design

Double Major Options

Bachelor of Science degree options

Please choose program based on the year you started your Science or Arts degree at Dalhousie
Before 2019: B.Sc. Double Major/Combined Honours [198KB]
September 2019 or later: BSc Double Major/Combined Honours [201KB]

Bachelor of Arts degree options
BA Double Major / Combined Honours in Environmental Science [PDF 186KB]
BA Major / Honours in Environmental Science [PDF 143KB]

BSc and BA Degree Options with Environment, Sustainability and Society

Refer to BSC and BA double major/ combined honours listed above.
If you started your ESS program before 2015, contact your Academic Advisor for program details.

Double Major in Environmental Science and Community Design

The environment is now a major area of focus in the community planning field. In combining these two areas of study, students examine ways in which people can work towards creating and maintaining healthy and sustainable communities. Please see Academic Calendar for program