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Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Sciences



What will I learn?


Exploring global climate change, biodiversity, and chemical contamination of the air, water and land, and developing the scientific skills necessary to understand and tackle the complex environmental issues of today and tomorrow is the focus in StFX Environmental Sciences. Graduates build a strong academic foundation for understanding the environmental challenges facing our planet and the ways in which we can affect change.


Environmental Sciences at StFX is a natural fit. Experts in this field are located within several active research groups on campus. These groups, working on complex scientific issues ranging from global climate change and sustainable alternative energy programs, to biological species dynamics in a changing environment and chemical contamination and transport, provide a core of faculty who guide you in your learning journey.


Course selection will vary according to your individual area of interest. However, typically in your first year, you will take Chemistry, Biology and Calculus, in addition to Earth Sciences. These courses provide the foundation for understanding the atmosphere, oceans and hydrological systems, along with land-surface exchanges controlled by complex chemical, biological and physical processes.


At the completion of your degree, you will be well prepared for options ranging from graduate studies, to becoming a researcher, as well as for a wide range of careers in environmental consulting, chemical remediation of pollution, climatology and alternative energy fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,370.00 (US$ 6,990) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

Start date

Expected April 2023


Faculty of Science

2329 Notre Dame Avenue, 2nd Floor Nicholson, Rm 220,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B2G 2W5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For high school students, the minimum requirements include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12, with no marks below 65% in each of the required subjects. English language proficiency tests: IELTS 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band, TOEFL 90 iBT and no lower than 20 in each band, MELAB 81, CAEL 71, CAE 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

For international students

Applicants must have English; pre-calculus math; two of biology, chemistry or physics; and one other university preparatory course in grade 12.

Students with an IELTS score of 6.5 and no band below 6.0 will be deemed to have satisfied the English language requirements for admissions to undergraduate programs. Other acceptable tests include: MELAB (minimum score required is 90), TOEFL iBT (minimum score required is 90 and no lower than 20 in each band), CAEL (minimum score required is 71), CAE (minimum score required is 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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