Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs

Environmental Science

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School:Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Description:The environment is a complex of biological, geological, physical, chemical, social and cultural factors that interact to influence the life of an individual or community. Our environment is threatened by global issues, such as overpopulation, global climate change and habitat fragmentation. These are issues caused by humans, and in turn they are threatening the very well being of humans. The problems we face today are not solvable by science alone, but by an equal discovery and knowledge of culture, sociology, economics, politics and ethics. The Masters of Science in Environmental Science provides an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the environment.

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is ideally located to study environmental issues because of its proximity to a wide variety of diverse regional ecosystems. Kamloops is a small city of approximately eighty thousand people centred in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. The Thompson/Okanagan region and neighbouring Cariboo Plateau provides rare native grassland ecosystems, freshwater wetlands and a rich diversity of forested ecosystems, all within easy access of TRU. The location of the University also provides collaborative potential with a number of neighbouring institutions and agencies, such as B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, Agriculture Canada Research Station, B.C. Ministry of Environment, B.C. Grassland Conservation Council and Ducks Unlimited Canada.
URL:Environmental Science at Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements


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    The applicant must meet the University admission requirements and have a 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended showing all college-level courses and degrees earned (a minimum GPA of 3.0. is required) in the last 2 years of study in major courses, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of career goals and research interests. International students with English as a second language must have a minimum TOEFL score of 570. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their prospective Masters advisors prior to submitting their formal application.

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    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 01, 2007