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What will I learn?

Studying Environmental Sustainability will prepare you to play a crucial role in protecting the ecosystems and living organisms that make up our environment. You will gain both the scientific expertise and practical experience needed to solve modern sustainability challenges in Canada and around the world.

Our program is known for producing environmentally conscious and responsible graduates with excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. You will be trained to meet the growing demands of interdisciplinary practitioners in the diverse fields of science and sustainability.

In addition to the core Environmental Sustainability courses, you will take courses in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Economics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Natural Resource Management

We also offer a Co-Operative Education program if you are interested in gaining experience that surpasses typical fieldwork and research opportunities.

Future Careers

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Conservation Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Land Steward
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Field Organizer
  • Planning Specialist
  • Environmental Policy Analyst/Consultant
  • NGO Representative
  • Climate Research Analyst
  • Ecology Consultant

Degrees also available

  • Honours BASc, BEd (Environmental Sustainability) P/J
  • HBASc (Environmental Sustainability Major) with Specialization in Ecosystem Management - Pathway with Georgian College
  • BASc (Environmental Sustainability Major) with Specialization in Ecosystem Management 4 Year - Pathway with Georgian College

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.00 (US$ 20,470) per year
Tuition Fee Year 1: CAN $26,500; Year 2 - 4: CAN $25,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Lakehead - Georgian Campus

One Georgian Drive,

BARRIE,

Ontario (ON),

L4M 3X9, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.00 (US$ 20,470) per year
Tuition Fee Year 1: CAN $26,500; Year 2 - 4: CAN $25,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Orillia Campus

Lakehead University International, Orillia Academic, OA 1031,

500 University Avenue,

ORILLIA,

Ontario (ON),

L3V 0B9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme applicants who achieve their diploma with a total score of at least 24 may be eligible for admission. Three Higher Level subjects must be completed. Prerequisite courses can be presented at either Standard Level or Higher Level. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Some of our competitive programs may require a total score greater than 24. To satisfy the Mathematics prerequisite requirement, applicants must complete one of the following courses: Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (SL or HL), Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (HL). Note: Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (SL) satisfies the Mathematics prerequisite requirement for programs (e.g. Business, Economics, Kinesiology, etc.) that do not require Ontario's Grade 12 University-level Advanced Functions. Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent. Program-Specific Prerequisite courses completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12); Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian). TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

For international students

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Confederation College
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About Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution that provides a transformative educational experience for students.

  • Top 100 in the world (THE Impact Rankings)
  • In Canada’s top 10 undergraduate universities
  • Based in Ontario, with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia
  • 97.7 percent employment rate within two years of graduation

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