BA (120 credit hour) Concentrated Honours in Environmental Science

BA Concentrated Honours in Environmental Science

Students who want a challenging program resulting in a broad background in Environmental Science, including an independent research experience may want to enroll in an Honours program. Students interested in eventually pursuing graduate studies are particularly encouraged to consider Honours. Honours students complete a minimum of 54 credit hours above the 1000 level in Environmental Science or Environmental Science Equivalent Courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and each ENVS and ENVS Equivalent Course above the 1000-level must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Honours students write a research-based Honours thesis and the Honours Qualifying Examination requirement is satisfied through completion of ENVS 4901.03 and ENVS 4902.03.

Admission to Honours

Students must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students considering Honours in Environmental Science should consult with an Environmental Science Advisor early in their studies. To be admitted, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in the first two years of study. More information on applying to the Environmental Science Honours program can be found at

1000 Level
  • ENVS 1100.03: Foundations of Environmental Science: Ecosphere, Resources and Sustainability (grade of B- or higher)
  • ENVS 1200.03: Current Environmental Challenges: Analysis and Solutions (grade of B- or higher)
  • Six credit hours in a single first year science subject chosen from BIOL, CHEM, PHYC, ERTH, ECON
  • STAT 1060.03: Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences
2000 Level
  • ENVS 2000.03: Urban Field School or ENVS 2500.03 Field Methods in Environmental Science
  • ENVS 2100.03: Environmental Informatics
  • Six credit hours chosen from:
3000 and 4000 Level
  • ENVS 3200.03: Introduction to Environmental Law
  • ENVS 3501.03: Environmental Problem Solving I
  • ENVS 3502.03: Environmental Problem Solving II*
  • ENVS 4001.03: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • At least six additional credit hours from:
    • Any additional 3000 or 4000 level ENVS courses
    • BIOL 3060.03: Environmental Ecology
    • BIOL 3061.03: Communities and Ecosystems
    • BIOL 4160.03: Political Ecology

*If ESS is the A subject ENVS 3502.03: Environmental Problem Solving II: The Campus as a Living Laboratory is waived, and should be replaced with another ENVS course at or above the 3000 level.