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Bachelor of Arts

Faculty Program in Environment (54 credits)

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The BA Faculty Program in Environment comprises two course components: Core and Domain.

1. Core: Required Courses (21 credits)

Introductory Core (15 credits)

The introductory core consists of four introductory courses and one intermediate course where students are exposed to the different approaches, perspectives, and world views that will help them gain an understanding of the complexity and conflicts that underlie most environmental problems. Through the core program students go beyond the confines of their individual views of environment.



ENVR 200 - The Global Environment
ENVR 201 - Society,Environ&Sustainability
ENVR 202 - The Evolving Earth
ENVR 203 - Knowledge, Ethics&Environment
ENVR 301 - Environmental Research Design


Final Core (6 credits)

Students in the two senior courses of the Core will apply the general and specialized knowledge that they have gained in the program to the analysis of some specific, contemporary environmental problems.



ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought (3 cr)

AND One of the following Senior Research Project courses (3 cr*) -
AEBI 427 - Barbados Interdisc Project (6 cr) (M) (in Barbados)
AGRI 519 - Sustainable Development Plans (6 cr) (M) (in Barbados)
ENVR 401 - Environmental Research (3 cr)
ENVR 451 - Research in Panama (6 cr) (in Panama)
* Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.

2. Domain: Complementary Courses (33 credits)

Domains listed below provide a trans-disciplinary study of a particular theme or component of the environment. Each Domain has different requirements, and different complementary course sets, which can be viewed by clicking on the Domain name below.

You can choose to follow one of three domains in the B.A. Faculty Program Environment:

Ecological Determinants of Health in Society
Economics and the Earth's Environment
Environment and Development

To obtain a BA Faculty Program in Environment, students must:

(a) pass all courses counted towards the Faculty Program Environment with a grade of C or higher; and

(b) confirm that their course selection satisfies the required components of the MSE core and their chosen Domain, and that the complementary courses are approved courses in their chosen Domain.

(c) fufill all Faculty requirements as specified in the Faculty of Arts section of the Undergraduate Programs Calendar, which includes meeting the minimum credit requirement as specified in their letter of admission.

(d) complete as either a pre- or co-requisite for the core courses:

Numeracy Course:
One of the following calculus courses -
MATH 139 - Calculus 1 with Precalculus
MATH 140 - Calculus 1
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objective 00UN)

AND Science course:
One of the following science courses -
BIOL 111 - Principles:Organismal Biology
AEBI 120 - General Biology (Macdonald Campus)
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry 1
PHYS 101 - Intro Physics - Mechanics
or equivalent (e.g., CEGEP objectives Biology 00UK, Chemistry 00UL, Physics 00UR).

Students should complete the pre-/co-requisite courses by the end of their U1 year.  These 100-level courses, if taken exclusively for the purpose of fulfilling this program pre- or co-requisite requirement, may be taken using the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option. Contact Kathy Roulet, the MSE Program Adviser for more information.

See also Student Resources for information concerning:

  • Majors and Domains
  • Suggested First Year courses
  • Taking courses on the "Other" campus (Science students, in particular, need to be aware of the Restricted Courses list)
  • ENVR course sections - beware!
  • Numeracy requirement for B.A. Faculty Program Environment students
  • Statistics course(s) overlap
  • Your Faculty's Student Affairs Office