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 also 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 will 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 have 13 different concentrations to choose from as well, which allows our 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 will engage 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 their students
- The environmental sector is one of the fastest growing areas for employment in Canada
- The environmental field is broad but quite well-defined (for more industry information: https://www.eco.ca )
- It is a field that is growing and has a need for students with a broad knowledge base
- 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 great 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 are able to 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,
- Through a wide range of courses students develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and oral & 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
- Included in the ENVS degree is a 3 credit - 13 week internship work-experience
- 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
- 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 am interested in the ENVS program, how do I register ? (follow link)