The Environmental Management programs (Specialist, Major, Minor, Sustainability Minor, Environmental Law and Policy Minor and Combined MScSM) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course, ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management, provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment and the social, economic and policy aspects of environmental change.
One possible pathway through Environmental Management would rely mainly on Social Science course selections (e.g., Environmental Politics in Canada, Sociology of the Environment, The Environment: Perspectives from Economics and Ecology). An alternative pathway would rely more heavily on Humanities course selections (e.g., Environmental Ethics, Canadian Environmental History, Literature and the Environment). Experiential learning and research opportunities are important to all of the Environmental Management programs.
No matter which pathway is followed, some basic Science courses are also required. Like the Environmental Science programs, the foundational and gateway course for Environmental Management is ENV100Y5 The Environment, a Science course. The premise is that those who will set environmental policy and lead society through our current environmental challenges must have some foundation in natural science. Students who have concerns about identifying which pathway is best for them are encouraged to visit the Program Advisors and Academic Counsellor early and often.
Students in Environmental Management Specialist or Major programs also have the opportunity to apply to the Combined Degree Program in Environmental Management (HBA) and Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) .