Human life and society depend critically on environmental resources we all too often take for granted: air, water, soil and the mineral and organic resources of the earth. With the recent attention to global warming and climate change, there has been a dramatic increase in scientific research and employment opportunities in this area.
McMaster’s Faculty of Science is a scholarly community that is dedicated to integrating education and research, and to enhance learning through hands-on experience. The Environmental & Earth Science program offers problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently and to apply the knowledge you gain.
You will graduate with a broad understanding of scientific methods, a solid grounding in environmental and earth sciences, and general intellectual skills relevant to careers in science and elsewhere.
Why Environmental & Earth Science at McMaster?
Two particular strengths in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences are the development of interdisciplinary research programs that integrate the environmental and earth sciences with human geography and the use of spatial analysis to investigate the geographical relationships between the environment and society.
Other distinguishing features of the undergraduate experience within this program are:
- Small class size
- Award winning faculty
- Innovative teaching methodology
- Engaging students through hands-on learning
- Many opportunities for field-based learning
- Active undergraduate student society
The school of Geography and Earth Sciences offers courses which allow students to fulfill the academic requirements to become a Professional Geoscientist through the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).
The Minor in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) program fulfills the academic requirements to become a certified GIS Professional (GISP) through the GIS Certification Institute.