Skip to main content Skip to footer

Programs / Science / Environmental Science

Program Details

The Environmental Science program brings together the study of biology, chemistry, earth sciences and geography to enable its graduates to address complex and multidisciplinary environmental and conservation problems. Through lecture and seminar courses, hands-on laboratory work and field camps, students become proficient in topics such as water resource management, fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, sustainable resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and environmental policy. In the upper years, students take courses in chosen areas of study and hone their skills in preparing research and thesis projects, working in teams and individually on current problems facing environmental science.

Concentrations are available in Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. The Environmental Science honours program is accredited by ECO Canada (, which aids the graduates of our program in following their own interests and paths to tackle a wide range of environmental issues.

What students are saying about Environmental Science

I have found the Environmental Science program at Carleton University to be absolutely wonderful. The courses are fascinating and cover a wide array of subjects. The extensive variety in the available courses means that my degree can be tailored to my interests. My professors are enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, and truly want students to succeed. I enjoy the practicality of the program too: there is a field camp course in second year, a thesis preparation course and a co-op option to provide insight into possible careers after graduation.
Vanessa Naish third-year Environmental Science student