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What will I learn?

Tackle some of the most important issues we face today: climate change, natural resource management and sustainability. Examine the endangerment of species, natural systems and the effect of pollution. As an Environmental Science student, you’ll follow a path where geography, geology, biology, chemistry, computer science and engineering intersect. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll learn to assess the impact of human activity on natural cycles and landforms. You can choose to apply your skills during an internship or field research. You’ll also: study the causes and consequences of environmental change; learn to gather and interpret statistical data; acquire technical knowledge of computerized mapping and geographic information systems (gis); learn to develop effective and efficient policies for environmental management; choose to specialize in ecology, hydrosphere or geosciences. After graduation, your knowledge and technical skills will prepare you for a career in research. Concentrations: Honours in Environmental Science (69 credits); Specialization in Environmental Science (69 credits). Academic streams: Once students are admitted, they may choose from one of three academic study streams: Ecology; Hydrosphere; Geoscience. There is a growing demand for geographers and environmental scientists. Many employers require researchers to conduct environmental assessments for major projects, or seek technical specialists in computer-assisted cartography and GIS. Environmental Science alumni have established careers in a range of fields including: environmental impact assessment; resource conservation; environmental consultant; geographic information systems analyst; water scientist. Recent Concordia graduates have become researchers with the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Co-operation and the Secretariat for the UN Convention on Biodiversity.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of three or four years)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: AUD $13,140 for 18 credits
Start date

Expected January, September 2021


Faculty of Arts and Science

Loyola Campus,

7141 Sherbrooke St. W.,


Quebec (QC),

H4B 1R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based) score 577 or higher; MELAB min. score: 85, 3 on speaking test; CAEL min. score: 70; CAE min. score: A; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) min. score: C.

For international students

Additional Requirements for Cegep Students: Mathematics 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC; Physics 101 or 203-NYA and 201 or 203-NYB and 301 or 203-NYC; Chemistry 101 or 202-NYA and 201 or 202-NYB; Biology 301 or 101-NYA or Natural Science DEC or DEC integre en sciences, lettres et arts. Minimum Cut-off Averages: Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs. Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC (Honours: 28.000); Canadian High Schools: 70 per cent (Honours: 85 per cent); U.S. High Schools: 2.5 (Honours: 3.3); University Transfers: C (Honours: B+); International Bacc. (IB): 27 (Honours: 33); Bacc. Français: 11/20 (Honours: 14/20). Science programs require completion of Serie S (Sciences) Bacc. Francais. Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements. Quebec: You must complete a two-year, pre-university program or a three-year professional DEC (Diplome detudes collégiales). CRC minimum requirements for admission vary between 19.000 and 30.000; however, based on space availability, students below this average may be considered. Other parts of Canada: You must be a high school graduate, depending on which province you are from. Applicant from other countries must have the requirements equivalent to Canada. English language requirements: Direct Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 540 and 576. Conditional Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 505 and 539; MELAB minimum score of 74, 2 on speaking tests; CAEL minimum score of 50; CAE minimum score of C; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) minimum score of C.