The School of the Environment offers a range of specialist, major, and minor programs, some in collaboration with other departments, that integrate scientific, social and ethical perspectives on the environment, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. Students are encouraged to pair a School of the Environment program with program(s) rooted in the traditional disciplines, thus providing the benefits of both interdisciplinary breadth and disciplinary depth. This section provides information on the School’s programs and application/admissions procedures. For program details, please consult the Faculty of Arts & Science online calendar.
There are also environmental programs offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, and Environmental Biology), the Department of Earth Sciences (Earth and Environmental Systems), the Department of Geography (Environmental Geography and Physical and Environmental Geography), the Faculty of Forestry (Forest Conservation and Forest Biomaterials Science), the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy Minors), and at the Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. For information on the Juris (Doctorate) Law Program, please visit the Faculty of Law website.
To apply to any School of the Environment Programs & Courses, log in to ACORN. The entire application process can be started and monitored from ACORN. For Type 2 programs, check on ACORN to determine if you have been invited into the program to which you have applied. Should you have questions about School programs, including the application process, please contact David Powell, Undergraduate Student Advisor, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School offers the Environmental Science BSc major and minor programs, and the Environment Studies BA major and minor programs. These are recommended to be taken in conjunction with another program(s) in a traditional cognate academic field (e.g. Physics, Sociology). We consider this an ideal combination of disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth. For program details, please consult the Faculty of Arts & Science online calendar.
Environmental Science (BSc)
Environmental Studies (BA)
The Collaborative Programs (co-sponsored by the School of the Environment) combine the School’s interdisciplinary core with a focused set of discipline-specific courses. Most of these programs are available only as a Specialist, Major or Minor. Please check the listings below for availability.
For more information on all of the collaborative programs listed below, please visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar Listings.
Environment and Behaviour (B.Sc.) (Minor)
Environment and Energy (B.Sc.) (Minor)
Environment and Health (B.Sc.) (Specialist or Major)
Environmental Chemistry (B.Sc.) (Specialist)
Environmental Ethics (B.A.) (Major or Minor)
Environmental Geosciences (B.Sc.) (Specialist)
Environment and Toxicology (B.Sc.) (Specialist)
Intended for students interested in acquiring a limited body of environmental knowledge in a specific discipline:
- Environmental Anthropology (BA)
- Environmental Biology (BSc)
- Environmental Chemistry (BSc)
- Environmental Economics (BA)
- Environmental Geosciences (BSc)
- Environmental Geography (BA)
- Geographic Information Systems (BA)
- Physical & Environmental Geography (BSc)
For more information on Directed Environmental Minors listed above, please visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar. Please note that these minors are offered and administered by other departments, so questions and inquiries should be directed to them.
Program Type & POSts
|Program POSt Codes||TYPE|
|Environmental Science (B.Sc.) ASMAJ1076, ASMIN1555||2|
|Environmental Studies (B.A.) ASMAJ1254, ASMIN1254||1|
|Environmental Chemistry (B.Sc.) ASSPE2543||1|
|Environment & Health (B.Sc.) ASSPE0365||1|
|Environmental Geoscience (B.Sc.) ASSPE1253||1|
|Environment and Toxicology (B.Sc.) ASSPE0605||2L|
|Environmental Ethics (B.A.) ASMAJ1107, ASMIN1107||1|
|Environment and Behaviour (B.Sc.) ASMIN1551||2|
|Environment and Energy (B.Sc.) ASMIN1552||1|
|Directed Environmental Minors|
|Environmental Anthropology (B.A.) ASMIN1291|
Environmental Biology (B.Sc.) ASMIN1390
Environmental Chemistry (B.Sc.) ASMIN2543
Environmental Geosciences (B.Sc.) ASMIN1253
Environmental Geography (B.A.) ASMIN1252
Geographic Information Systems (B.A.) ASMIN0305
Physical and Environmental Geography (B.Sc.) ASMIN2030
|Type 1 minors|
|Environmental Economics (B.A.) ASMIN1438||2|