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Earth & Environmental Science

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

The University of Windsor is located at the heart of the Great Lakes—an unequalled natural laboratory to apply scientific approaches to the environment and create solutions to important environmental issues. Our classes provide you with a comprehensive learning experience, incorporating all major components of the physical and living environment—geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, and SBI4U required. SPH4U recommended. MCV4U strongly recommended for Environmental Science. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Physics recommended. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended for Environmental Science. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Physics recommended. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended for Environmental Science. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Biology. Physics recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

70%

Benefit from a multi-disciplinary learning experience that blends diverse academic disciplines. Learn about the range of social, cultural, economic, political, legal, and ethical factors that influence human interaction with the environment and gain literacy in aspects of the physical and biological sciences to better understand natural environmental processes.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Provides the foundation for a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand and analyze the impact of natural and human influences on economic, political, cultural, and environmental systems
  • Discuss major topics in environmental science and studies, including climate change, population trends and globalization, resource management, and environmental assessment and monitoring
  • Observe and assess changes in various environments and interpret their impact on biogeochemical systems
  • Operate advanced scientific laboratory equipment and field instruments
  • Acquire, organize, and interpret accurate data sets; perform statistical analyses
  • Propose optimal land use and resource allocation for conservation and sustainability
  • Visualize and model complex environmental datasets using geospatial technologies

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

100%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Physical Sciences, 2014)

31

Number of Earth and Environmental Science Graduates (2017)

Common Industries for Earth and Environmental Science Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Agriculture and food science
  • Conservation and outreach
  • Ecosystem assessment/management
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Energy and mineral resources sector
  • Government: Enforcement and policy development
  • Health, law, and business professions
  • Industry: Environmental consultation and assessment
  • Water resource assessment and management

Career Tracks*

  • Agricultural specialist
  • Air quality specialist
  • Business advisor
  • Compliance officer
  • Conservation officer
  • Consultant
  • Data entry technician
  • EHS specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forest ecologist
  • GIS technician
  • Hydrologist/Hydrogeologist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Meteorologist
  • Modeller
  • Park ranger
  • Policy analyst/regulator
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Research scientist
  • Soil scientist
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Teacher
  • Waste management director
  • Water quality control
  • Wildlife management
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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