Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) Degree with Environmental Technician Diploma

It’s the best of both worlds, college and university combined! Get your degree and diploma in just four years. Graduate job-ready.

All Fall 2020 undergraduate courses will be delivered online. A special web page contains further information.


Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)

Credential: Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree (from Lakehead University), Environmental Technician Diploma (from Georgian College)

Academic area: Degree Studies, Engineering and Environmental Technologies

OUAC code: AP

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

Start date: Fall 2020

Have questions about Lakehead-Georgian degrees? Contact Courtney Duthie at 705.728.1968, ext. 5369


This four-year degree-diploma combination is offered by both Lakehead University and Georgian College. Upon completion, you will receive both an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science – Environmental Sustainability (Specialization in Ecosystem Management) Degree from Lakehead University and an Environmental Technician Diploma from Georgian College.

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 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.


Tuition fees

For more information on tuition fees, please visit our Finance and Fees page.

Admission requirements

Program-specific requirements for Ontario high school students: Grade 12 U English, one credit in Grade 12 U Math and four additional Grade 12 U or M credits

For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

Admission details

To apply, please visit the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre at ouac.on.ca.

NOTE: Use the code AP when applying to the program through OUAC.


To view a full list of courses offered in this program, check out Lakehead’s Academic Calendar.


  • biological/lab technician
  • ecologist
  • environmental analyst/consultant
  • environmental compliance officer
  • microbiologist