Jun 30, 2022  
Undergraduate Calendar 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2021-2022

Honours Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.)


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Admission Note


EARTHSC 1G03  and ENVIRSC 1C03  must be completed by the end of Level II.

Admission


Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes


  1. Environmental Sciences at McMaster encompass a number of major themes, including Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Hydrology and Climate, Environmental Policy, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Health and Population, Economic Development and Urban Studies. Each thematic area has its own sequence of courses and prerequisites (See the Course Listings section of this Calendar). All students are encouraged to meet with the academic program advisor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society to discuss course selection and program requirements.

  2. This program is not intended to satisfy the academic requirements for professional registration of Geoscientists (PGeo) in Ontario. Students interested in PGeo professional registration are encouraged to view the requirements for the Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.) program.

  3. The Honours Environmental Sciences program requires students to take one research design course (EARTHSC 3RD3  or ENVSOCTY 3MA3 ) and one field methods course (ENVIRSC 3ME3  or ENVSOCTY 3MF3 ). All students are encouraged to meet with the academic program advisor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society to decide which of these courses best fits their area of academic interest.

  4. The field components of ENVIRSC 3ME3  and ENVSOCTY 3MF3  are normally taken outside of the normal term. Details are announced in March.

Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Environmental Sciences Course List (For Students Who Entered Prior to September 2020)


Requirements For Students Who Entered in September 2019


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Levels II-IV: 90 Units


27 units


from

  • the Environmental Sciences Course List which must include 18 units from Levels III, IV

24-27 units


  • Electives

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