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Environmental Science

Institute of Environmental Science
(Faculty of Science)
3270 Herzberg Bldg.
613-520-4461
carleton.ca/envirosci

This section presents the requirements for:

Co-operative Education Option is available in the Environmental Science program.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.Sc. programs including those relating to Science Continuation and Breadth requirements (see Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree).

Students should consult with the Institute when planning their program and selecting courses.

Course Categories

The Environmental Science program description makes use of the following course categories:

  • Approved Arts or Social Sciences (approved by the Environmental Science Institute)
  • Approved Environmental Science Specialization

(Approved by the Environmental Science Institute)

  • Free Electives (see Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree)
  • Approved Science for Environmental Science Courses approved by the Institute of Environmental Science include Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geomatics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics that comply with the Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Prohibited and Restricted Courses
Technology, Society, Environment Studies (TSES) courses are not accepted as Science Continuation courses in these programs, but may be used as Approved Environmental Science Specialization courses or as free electives.
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Program Requirements

Environmental Science
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 3.5 credits in ENSC 1500, ENSC 2000, ENSC 2001, ENSC 3509, ENSC 3906, ENSC 4906 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 2600 and CHEM 2800;
  3. 0.5 from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  4. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  5. 1.0 credit in Approved Science for Environmental Science at the 4000-level excluding ENSC 4001;
  6. 2.5 credits in Approved Science for Environmental Science;
  7. 1.5 credits in Approved Environmental Science Specialization;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credits in MATH 1007, STAT 2507;
  2. 3.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1.0], GEOG 2013, ERTH 1006;
  3. 0.5 credit in PHIL 2380;
  4. 0.5 credit in CHEM 2302;
  5. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2104 or BIOL 2200;
  6. 0.5 from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  7. 0.5 from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  8. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts and Social Sciences;
  9. 0.5 credit in Approved Arts and Social Sciences or Approved Science;
  10. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Environmental Science
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits) with Concentration in Biology

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 3.5 credits in ENSC 1500, ENSC 2000, ENSC 2001, ENSC 3509, ENSC 3906, ENSC 4906 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 2600, CHEM 2800;
  3. 0.5 from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  4. 0.5 from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  5. 0.5 credit in Approved Science for Environmental Science at the 4000-level, excluding ENSC 4001;
  6. 4.0 credits in:
    1. 1.5 credit in BIOL 2001, BIOL 2002, BIOL 2200;
    2. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2303, BIOL 3004, BIOL 3102, BIOL 3205;
    3. 2.0 credits in:
  • Ecology focus:
or
  • Microbiology/genetics focus:
  1. 0.5 credit in Approved Environmental Science Specialization;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007, STAT 2507;
  2. 3.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1.0], GEOG 2013, ERTH 1006;
  3. 0.5 credit in PHIL 2380;
  4. 0.5 credit in CHEM 2302;
  5. 0.5 credit in BIOL 2104;
  6. 0.5 credit from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  7. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  8. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts and Social Sciences;
  9. 0.5 credit in Approved Arts and Social Sciences or Approved Science;
  10. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Environmental Science B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits) with Concentration in Chemistry

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 3.5 credits in ENSC 1500, ENSC 2000, ENSC 2001, ENSC 3509, ENSC 3906, ENSC 4906 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 2600 and CHEM 2203;
  3. 0.5 from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  4. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  5. 3.0 credits in CHEM 2204, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3305, CHEM 3800, CHEM 4800;
  6. 1.5 credits in:
  • Organic focus:
CHEM 3201, CHEM 3202, CHEM 3205;
or
  • Inorganic focus:
    1. CHEM 3503, CHEM 3504, and
    2. 0.5 credit in CHEM at the 4000-level;
  1. 0.5 credit in CHEM 4800;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007 and STAT 2507;
  2. 3.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1.0], GEOG 2013, ERTH 1006;
  3. 0.5 credit in PHIL 2380;
  4. 0.5 credit in CHEM 2302;
  5. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2104 or BIOL 2200;
  6. 0.5 credit from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  7. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402, ERTH 2403, ERTH 3205;
  8. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts and Social Sciences or Approved Science;
  9. 0.5 credit in MATH 1107;
  10. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Environmental Science B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)
with Concentration in Earth Sciences

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 3.5 credits in ENSC 1500, ENSC 2000, ENSC 2001, ENSC 3509, ENSC 3906, ENSC 4906 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 2600, CHEM 2800;
  3. 0.5 credit from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  4. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402 or ERTH 2403;
  5. 1.0 credit in ERTH at the 4000-level;
  6. 3.5 credits in ERTH 2101, ERTH 2102, ERTH 2406, ERTH 3201, ERTH 3205, ERTH 3805, ERTH 3806;
  7. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2311, ERTH 2312, ERTH 2405, ERTH 3202, ERTH 3204;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007, STAT 2507;
  2. 3.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, CHEM 1000 [1.0], GEOG 2013, ERTH 1006;
  3. 0.5 credit in PHIL 2380;
  4. 0.5 credit in CHEM 2302;
  5. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2104 or BIOL 2200;
  6. 0.5 credit from GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108;
  7. 0.5 credit from ERTH 2402 or ERTH 2403;
  8. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences or Approved Science;
  9. 0.5 credit in Approved Arts and Social Sciences or Approved Science;
  10. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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