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Earn an Environmental Sustainability degree and an Environmental Technician diploma and prepare for a rewarding career in environmental sciences

Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environmental Sustainability degree with Environmental Technician diploma collaborative program from Lakehead University and Georgian College (Lakehead-Georgian)

What you need to know

Program Format: Full-time, Four Year

Credential: Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (Environmental Sustainability) Specialization in Ecosystem Management (from Lakehead University), Environmental Technician Diploma (from Georgian College)

Degree Options: Honours BASc (HBASc), BASc

Academic area: Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, Engineering and Environmental Technologies

OUAC code: AP

Campuses: Years 1 and 2 – Georgian Barrie Campus, Years 3 and 4 – Lakehead Orillia Campus

Earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability Degree (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) and an Environmental Technician Diploma at the same time with this four-year collaborative program from Lakehead University and Georgian College (Lakehead-Georgian).

The degree-diploma combination provides a theoretical and applied framework that complements the practical skills and scientific knowledge necessary to understand and monitor complex environmental systems. The specialization in ecosystem management will allow you to select additional topics complementing the environmental sustainability degree-diploma including, but not limited to:

  • forest ecology
  • plant taxonomy
  • field schools
  • environmental impact assessment
  • biogeography and conservation geography
  • soil science
  • environmental biomonitoring
  • geomatics
  • forest disturbance and recovery
  • ecological restoration

You will be provided with opportunities to develop advanced lab and field skills that will allow you to meet and adapt to the growing demands of a career in the environmental sciences.

Environmental sustainability degree-diploma admission requirements

Ontario high school students: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including:

  • English (ENG4U), and
  • One (1) credit from Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), or Data Management (MDM4U)

A minimum final average, based on the best six Grade 12 U or M courses, of 75% is required.

Not an Ontario high school student? Visit our Admissions page.

How much does an environmental sustainability degree cost at LUGC?

*Fees are subject to change. These figures are based on tuition fees for first-year undergraduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Domestic Fees: $6,797.54*

International Fees: $27,313.03*

For detailed fees information,  visit Finance and Fees.

Courses you’ll take in the environmental sustainability program

The majority of courses that you will be required to complete for the environmental sustainability degree-diploma program will be science-based, including biology, geography, chemistry and geology, combined with specialized environmental and natural sciences courses and technology courses. Here are a few of the courses you will take during your four-year program:

  • Plant biology
  • Canadian Forest Plant Species
  • Environmental Thought and Policy
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Introduction to Geomatics and GIS
  • Applied Organic Chemistry

View a list of the courses required for your environmental sustainability degree-diploma.

What career can you get with an environmental sustainability degree?

Given the diversity in program skills and knowledge, there are a number of career options in the environmental sciences field working for small and large corporations.

Your future career

  • Agricultural technologist
  • Conservation officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental compliance officer
  • GIS analyst
  • Hazardous materials specialist
  • Microbiologist
  • Waste Management Specialist

Your future work setting

  • Civil engineering firms
  • Provincial or federal government ministries
  • Oil industry
  • Mining/Natural resources companies
  • Real estate
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Environmental protection firms