1. What is Environmental Studies(ENVS)?
2. What would I learn in this program?
3. Why should I study Environmental Studies at King's?
4. What careers could I get with an Environmental Studies degree?
5. What if I want to pursue graduate work?
6. What high school subjects do I need?
7. What makes Environmental Studies at King's unique?
8. What is an 'Environmental Studies Internship' ?
9. I am interested in the ENVS program, how do I register?
- A study of the environment that includes various perspectives (business applications, written and oral communications, historical, philosophical, psychological and theological implications, societal observations) and traditional scientific investigations (biology, chemistry).
- Unique to King's are courses in philosophy and theology of the environment.
- Covers many traditional science subjects in the investigation of terrestrial (earth), aquatic (water), and atmospheric (air) systems and their interactions.
- Examines the relationship between human activities and the natural world.
- Students acquire an intricate knowledge of environmental systems and how they work.
- Students develop a wide range of expertise needed to address present and future environmental challenges.
- Program graduates enter the environmental sector as environmental problem-solvers.
- Our program is unique in that we offer students a BA or a B.Sc stream. We also have 13 different concentrations to choose from, allowing students to pursue their area of interest.
- The world needs environmental problem-solvers with a broad understanding from many different disciplines.
- Our Environmental Studies degree engages you in the understanding of historical and current environmental issues.
- We have qualified and engaging faculty who have a sincere interest in sharing their expertise with students.
- The environmental sector is one of the fastest growing areas for employment in Canada, and has a need for students with a broad knowledge base.
- The environmental field is broad but well-defined (for more industry information: https://www.eco.ca ).
- In Canada, there are three major sectors for employment:
- Environmental Protection
- Conservation and Protection of Natural Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Over 50% of environmental students in Canada pursue graduate programs and research.
- The broad base of the undergraduate program provides a range of options for graduate work.
- Some options include further work in environmental studies or management, international development, or traditional programs such as biology, geology, chemistry, etc.
- Combining environmental expertise with graduate programs in law school, engineering, MBA programs, or medical school opens countless career opportunities.
- BA: Math 30-2, Biology 30
- B.Sc.: Biology Concentration: Math 30-2, Chem 30 Bio 30, Chemistry Concentration: Math 30-1, Chem 30, Bio 30
- We provide a liberal arts education which is perfectly suited to the broad knowledge base needed in today's environmental workforce.
- We offer two accredited routes of study: B.A. (Social Sciences or Humanities) or B.Sc. (Natural Sciences). Students can chose a major in Environmental Studies and a second area of concentration in another area of interest including: B.Sc. - Biology or Chemistry, Computing Science; B.A. - English, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology, Social Sciences, Sociology, History, Psychology, Biology and Business Administration
- The wide range of courses encourages students to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and oral and visual communication skills
- Students graduate with transferable skills as well as skills specific to the environment field including:
- mapping and aerial photo interpretation
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
- Statistics and other computer applications
- lab and field experience
- A 3 credit, 13-week internship work experience is included in the ENVS degree.
8. What is an Environmental Studies Internship?
- After year 3, students pursue a 13-week summer internship
- With support from the Internship Coordinator, students are placed in government, industry or a variety of Non-Governmental Organizations, applying their skills and gaining valuable work experience.
- Previous interns have worked for the following:
- municipal, provincial, and federal governments
- conservation organizations and other not-for-profit groups
- international relief organizations
- small and large scale industry in Alberta and across Canada
- Read more: Internships
9. I' m interested in the ENVS program! How do I register ? (follow link)