University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Environmental Science - Conservation and Biodiversity

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Description:Environmental science (EVS) is the interdisciplinary study of the environment, its functioning and its relationship to human activities. Society has a growing need for specialists able to recognize, understand, solve and prevent environmental problems. The environmental science program, offered through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, focuses on the integration of traditional science disciplines (e.g. biology, earth sciences, chemistry, physics) to study the natural environment and the impact of human activities. The program consists of a core of basic science courses complemented by courses in various disciplines that address the scientific and societal aspects of environmental problems. Within this program, you must select among three areas of specialization: conservation and biodiversity; global change; and environmental geochemistry and ecotoxicology. The final year entails an independent research project or equivalent units in advanced courses in the student’s specialization.

The EVS program is accredited by ECO Canada, the national organization whose mission is to promote the competence and the excellence of academic programs, the environmental careers, and recognition of the professional expertise of environment workers. “ECO Canada provides resources to help individuals learn about, train for, and find environmental careers.” This additional asset to the EVS program will help you plan an exciting career after your graduation.
URL:Environmental Science - Conservation and Biodiversity at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,049
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 82
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
A minimum combined average of 70% is required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics.

Students who do not have Calculus and Vectors 4U can take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during their first term.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. C1] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 August 21, 2021