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Study Environmental Studies at King's

Learn more about God's creation and how to protect it for generations to come. Challenge assumptions about our world and society. King's Environmental Studies (ENVS) program prepares students with a knowledge of sustainability, including its environmental, social, and economic dimensions. By incorporating internships and field experiences, the program introduces students to new ways of reversing harm to the planet and exposes students to the latest in environmentally friendly practices and technology.

Through the Environmental Studies program, students will apply technical and theoretical knowledge to discover how humans interact with the environment and can better manage it. Students will be trained in the latest techniques for mapping and aerial photo interpretation, geographical information systems (GIS), environmental impact assessments, statistical analysis, and software for data collection and analysis. 

Environmental Studies is a highly flexible program, and students have plenty of opportunities to focus on the topics and subjects that interest them while keeping the 'big picture' in mind. Valuable hands-on experience and courses geared towards job preparation are excellent preparation for future employment.


Industry-related jobs to be filled in Canada by 2028


Weeks in the student summer internship program


Off-campus learning experiences

Environmental Studies Program Highlights

  • Choose a program in one of the fastest growing employment sectors in Canada.
  • Participate in a 13-week internship and apply coursework to real life situations as you prepare for future careers.
  • Link world-wide environmental challenges to scientific dilemmas and social, economic, and spiritual realities.
  • Choose to study the environment from a natural science or arts and humanities perspective. Specialize in an area of environmental studies that you find most interesting.
  • Think critically about how civilization impacts the environment and how humans can reverse harm to the natural world.

Off-Campus Studies

There's no better way to learn about the environment then by spending time exploring it. Field learning and off-campus studies play an important role in the Environmental Studies program at King's and make this program unique.

Through visits to national parks, natural resource sites, and unique geographical features, there are great opportunities to explore the relationship between humankind and the biosphere. Students will discover the incredible work being accomplished by those working in environmental careers and the important work that has yet to be started. Learn more about Environmental Studies field studies.


Between a students third and fourth year, all Environmental Studies students participate in a 13-week summer internship. With support from professionals in the program and in conjunction with a pre-internship job preparation seminar, students search for and secure a position in government, industry, or non-governmental organizations. Previous internships have included positions in municipal, provincial, and federal government; conservation organizations and other not-for-profit groups; international relief organizations; and small and large scale industry in Alberta and across Canada.

Learn more about student summer internship experience by exploring our student features gallery.

Environmental Studies Program Options

Available as a major:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science

Fall Program start date
September 8, 2020

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2020

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2020

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our Environmental Studies grads get jobs as:

  • Agriculturalists
  • Agronomists
  • Conservation Officers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Planners
  • Forestry Technicians
  • Mining and Natural Resource Managers
  • Recycling Officers

    Our Environmental Studies grads go on to study:

  • Environmental Developing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fish & Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Geoscience
  • Law
Environmental Studies Faculty