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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Collaborative Programs 5. Environmental Science
5. Environmental Science
Programs Offered

BSc in Environmental Science

BSc Honours in Environmental Science

These are single-degree, four-year programs that are administered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences. These multidisciplinary programs are flexible in scope. Students must select one of six areas of concentration: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography and Social Sciences, Geology, Physics, or Statistics.

For program advice, see the Program Director or the Undergraduate Officer in the Department of your area of concentration.

Program vs Faculty Regulations

The Environmental Science program is governed by a combination of general Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences regulations, as well as the additional program specific regulations listed below. In cases where the regulations of the two faculties are different, students in the Environmental Science program will follow the regulations listed in the Faculty of Science section.

It is essential for students to be familiar with all regulations and it is helpful to read Section 3 of the Faculty of Science regulations first.

Program Information

Program Director: A.L. Norman

Office: SB 149

Telephone: 403.220.3127

Website: www.ucalgary.ca/ensc

Email: ensc@ucalgary.ca

Admission and Enrolment Limitations

See the Faculty of Science section of this Calendar for additional information and requirements.

Enrolment is limited in the Environmental Science program. Students may be admitted directly into the Environmental Science program and, once admitted, a place in the program is assured for students advancing through the second and subsequent years with satisfactory performance. Admission will be granted for Fall Term only and will be based upon academic merit.

As space permits, a certain number of students who wish to gain admission to the second or third year of the program by transferring from other institutions or programs will be accepted. Any student requesting admission at this level must have successfully completed at least 4 full-course equivalents (FCE) with a competitive grade point average calculated over the most recent course work, to a maximum of 5 FCE. The competitive grade point average will be established annually and will not be lower than 2.5. Students applying for admission to the program in the area of Biological Sciences must also meet the additional criteria listed in the Biological Sciences section of this Calendar.

Courses Constituting the Fields in Areas of Concentration 

For each area of concentration, the field will be Environmental Science 401, 501, 502, 504, 505 plus all explicitly designated courses in the field of specialization: for Biological Sciences these include Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Ecology, and Zoology; for Chemistry these include Chemistry; for Geography these include Geography; for Geology these include Geology; for Physics these include Physics and Space Physics; for Statistics these include Mathematics and Statistics.