I attended McMaster University where I majored in Geography and Environmental Science. Graduating from this program well prepared me to study environmental issues from a social science perspective but I was also able to communicate and understand the science perspective as well. Subsequently, I attended Dalhousie University for the Master of Resource and Environmental Management program. This is an excellent program for anyone interested in developing problem-solving tools to create innovative solutions to resource and environmental issues.
Here’s a list of other Canadian universities that offer programs with an environmental focus:
Resource and Environmental Studies
University of Calgary
Energy and the Environment
Resources and the Environment Program
University of Alberta
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of British Columbia
Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Community and Environment
Concordia University College of Alberta
Simon Fraser University
Resource and Environmental Management
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
Forestry and Environmental Management
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Guelph
University of Windsor
University of Waterloo
Environment and Business
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of Toronto
Making a decision about a major is never easy, but take the time to analyze your values, interests, skills, and personality type and this will guide you in the right path. In addition to school, look out for extra curricular activities in your field. Contact your local environmental organization for volunteer opportunities. These practical experiences will test your motivation and continued interest, augment your classroom learning, and allow you to apply your knowledge to real problems.
Good luck with making your major decision!
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