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5 Year BSc in Applied Environmental Sciences

(This is a joint program with Red River College)

Introduction

This is a joint degree program whereby students are required to take courses at both The University of Winnipeg and Red River College in a prescribed sequence. The program has been specifically designed to prepare students for careers in industry where practical and theoretical skills are necessary.

Students are enrolled at the University of Winnipeg in years one, two and five, and at Red River College for years three and four. The 5-year structure includes the benefit of a full co-op work term plus the preparation with a co-op coordinator. (The work term credit requires that the student complete a minimum of 16 weeks of full-time, paid work experience related to their training. Students may register with RRC’s co-op placement coordinator to access placement assistance.) The 5- year structure will increase future opportunities for students because they will also be eligible for certification by the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba. Students who successfully complete the entire program will receive a joint 4-Year BSc degree parchment from The University of Winnipeg and an Environmental Engineering Technology Diploma from Red River College.

Note: Transfer of courses between institutions applies only to students who are officially registered in the joint program. The Red River College courses require a laptop computer and this cost will be reflected in the tuition fee.

Requirements for the University of Winnipeg/Red River College 5-YEAR BSc in Applied Environmental Sciences

Admission Requirements:

Students must meet the entrance requirements for admission to The University of Winnipeg. Application to the program in Applied Environmental Sciences must be completed through the Admissions Office of The University of Winnipeg by March 1st in order to enter the program in September of the same year.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:

120 credit hours

 

 

 

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT::

Degree: Minimum 60 credit hours

Major:
Minimum 30 credit hours

 

 

 

GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT:

Humanities: 12 credit hours

Science:
6 credit hours

Writing:
The course RHET-1106(3) Academic Writing: Links with the Disciplines, Environmental Studies, is required. The Department recommends that students take RHET-1106 early in their 1st year of studies as most courses in DESS programs include multiple writing assignments.

Maximum Introductory Courses:
Students may use a maximum of 42 credit hours at the 1000 level. Of these, a maximum of 6 credit hours may be below the 1000 level.

Distribution:
Minimum three (3) credit hours from each of five (5) different subjects.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENT:

Year 1 - University of Winnipeg

BIOL-1115(3) Cells and Cellular Processes
BIOL-1116(3) Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
CHEM-1111(3) Introduction to the Chemical Properties of Matter
CHEM-1112(3) Basic Principles of Chemical Reactivity
ECON-1104(3) Introduction to Economic Theory
ENV-1600(3) Human-Environmental Interaction
GEOG-1201(3) Introductory Atmospheric Science
GEOG-1202(3) Introductory Earth Science

Academic Writing Requirement
3 credit hours Humanities

Year 2 - University of Winnipeg

BIOL-2403(3) Principles of Ecology
CHEM-2302(3) Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM-3302(3) Methods of Chemical Analysis
ECON-2317(3) Environmental Economics
ENV-2603(3) Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma
ENV-3035(3) Law and the Environment
PHIL-2233(3) Environmental Ethics


3 credit hours Humanities

3 credit hours from among:
GEOG-2309(3) Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
STAT-1301(3) Statistical Analysis I
STAT-1501(3) Elementary Biological Statistics I

3 credit hours from among:

BIOL-3492(3) Quantitative and Theoretical Biology
CHEM-2701(3) Introduction to Computers in Chemistry
ACS-1453(3) Introduction to Computers

Year 3 - Red River College

CIVC-1044 Project Administration
CIVC-2001 Calculus and Statistics
CIVL-2006 Geo-Environmental Fundamentals
CIVL-2009 Fundamentals of GIS
CIVL-2012 Environmental Analysis
CIVW-2008 Co-op Work Placement
CIVL-2032 Health and Safety
CIVL-2031 Chemistry 2
CIVL-2020 Environmental Science

Year 4 - Red River College

CIVL-2007 Environmental Management
CIVL-3005 Applied Research Project
CIVL-3007 Waste Management
CIVL-3008 Water and Waste Water
CIVL-3011 Remote Sensing and Digital Photo
CIVL-3016 Hydrology
CIVL-3046 Economic Management

Year 5 - University of Winnipeg

ENV-3609(3) Research Methods and Design
ENV-3610(3) Research Projects
ENV-4611(6) Environmental Impact Assessment

3 credit hours Humanities

15 credit hours from among:

BIOL-2902(3) Biology of Prokaryotes and Viruses
BIOL-3410(3) Freshwater Ecology
BIOL-3471(3) Forest Ecology
BIOL/ENV-3476(3) Forest Policy and Management
BIOL-3901(3) Microorganisms and Disease
BIOL-3902(3) Microbial Ecology
BIOL-4411(3) Water Quality and Health
BIOL-4471(3) Ecological Methodology
CHEM-3601(3) Environmental Chemistry
ENV-3607(3) Forests and the Environment
ENV-4614(3) Critical Environmental Issues
GEOG-2213(3) Introductory Soil Science
GEOG-2214(3) Soil-Vegetation Systems
GEOG-2414(3) The Urban Environment
GEOG-3408(3) Water Resources

 

Please Note:
In any case where The University of Winnipeg Course Calendar and these pages differ, the current Calendar takes precedence.

Sample Courses & Sample First Year:

SAMPLE COURSES

Human-Environmental Interactions is a first-year course that illustrates the complexity and diversity of environmental issues. The central theme is "understanding natural processes in the environment" as a means of measuring human impact.

Environmental Chemistry is a third-year course that provides students with an understanding of the behaviour of chemicals in the environment and includes a discussion of environmental contaminants.

Environmental Impact Assessment is a compulsory course for all science majors. Students explore the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA). Each student learns how to complete her or his own EIA, working both internally and externally, often alongside individuals with professional expertise in the student's chosen topic.

MORE SAMPLE COURSES

  • Basic Principles of Chemical Reactivity
  • Business and the Environment
  • Environment and Health
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Policy and Management
  • Forest Wildlife Management
  • Forests and the Environment
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • Soils and Vegetation
  • Statistical Techniques in Environmental Analysis

SAMPLE FIRST YEAR

Disclaimer: This sample first year is representative of the courses you may take. For many of our programs, you may choose another set of courses and still be well on your way to a degree. Also, for most programs you do not have to take 30 credit hours (five full courses) in your first year.

  • ENV-1600(3) Human-Environmental Interactions
  • BIOL-1115(3) Cells and Cellular Processes
  • BIOL-1116(3) Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
  • CHEM-1111(3) Introduction to the Chemical Properties of Matter
  • CHEM-1112(3) Basic Principles of Chemical Reactivity
  • ECON-1104(3) Introduction to Economic Theory
  • GEOG-1201(3) Introductory Atmospheric Science
  • GEOG-1202(3) Introductory Earth Science
  • RHET-1106(3) Academic Writing: Links with the Disciplines, Environmental Studies (required)
  • 3 Credit Hours Humanities
    (note: PHIL-2233(3) Environmental Ethics counts both as a Humanities course and as a core course in Environmental Studies)