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What will I learn?

Food and water security for all North Americans depends on the Great Lakes, and environmental scientists play a critical role in their management and sustainability. Here, at the heart of the Great Lakes, we provide our students with comprehensive and balanced training in the physical and living environment - atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Through a systems-based approach, you will learn and apply a diversity of scientific tools and skills to understand the structure, function and health of this globally important freshwater resource. Our students have the skills employers are looking for!

FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Understand and analyze the impact of natural and human influences on economic, political, cultural, and environmental systems
  • Discuss major topics in environmental science and studies, including climate change, population trends and globalization, resource management, and environmental assessment and monitoring
  • Observe and assess changes in various environments and interpret their impact on biogeochemical systems
  • Operate advanced scientific laboratory equipment and field instruments
  • Acquire, organize, and interpret accurate data sets; perform statistical analyses
  • Propose optimal land use and resource allocation for conservation and sustainability
  • Visualize and model complex environmental datasets using geospatial technologies

Career Tracks: Environmental scientist, GIS technician, sustainability specialist, hydrologist, research scientist

Professional Designation Possible: APGO (Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$35,395.22 (US$ 27,341) per year

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

Start date

8 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Science

Room 242, Essex Hall (second floor),

WINDSOR,

Ontario (ON),

N9B 3P4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All programs require successful completion of the OSS Diploma and a minimum 70% average of six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U. Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum overall score of 24, and passes in a minimum of 6 subjects including at least three courses at the Higher Level will be considered for admission to the University of Windsor. English Language Requirements: A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or A minimum score of 60 on the Carleton University’s Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL); or A minimum score of 60 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE); or A minimum overall score of 176 on the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or the Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE); or Successful completion of the University of Windsor's English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) (level III) with a minimum final grade of 75%; or A minimum score of 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); or A minimum score of 220 with a T.W.E. 4.5 on the Computer-based Test, 83 with an essay score of 20 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.).

For international students

Education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.

Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Physics recommended. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses. Minimum Average: 70%.

English Language Proficiency Requirement: Minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Minimum score of 60 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE); minimum overall score of 176 on the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or the Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE); minimum score of 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); minimum score of 220 with a T.W.E. 4.5 on the Computer-based Test, 83 with an essay score of 20 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); minimum score of 60 on the Carleton University’s Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).

Recommended application deadlines for UWindsor’s undergraduate programs are: May 1 for September admissions (Fall); Sept 1 for January admissions (Winter).

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

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About University of Windsor

Students will thrive in the well-supported and modern environment of Windsor campus, with every resource provided to ensure their success.

  • Progressive campus with diverse student body
  • Almost 200 majors available to students
  • Extensive support services provide excellent care
  • New CAD 73 million sports centre opens 2022

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