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Participating in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Winnipeg was a horizon-expanding opportunity for me. It opened my eyes to so many different challenges that our planet faces, viewed from so many different angles and perspectives.

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The multi-disciplinary approach taken in this program gave me a broad understanding of many different fields, but also allowed me to specialize where I thought fit; no two graduates have taken identical paths to completion.

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The program is extremely flexible, allowing students to take time off to work and travel, and gives multitudinous course offerings and options.

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I believe it has given me a better understanding of the world in which we live and that it has left me well-prepared for my post-university life, both in terms of my career and my personal life.

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The many lessons learnt, papers written, sleepless nights, and laughs throughout my classes, will always be cherished as a great chapter in my life.

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Throughout my studies at the UW, the exceptional aptitudes and expertise portrayed by professors and instructors have been intellectually and personally, enriching.

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The University of Winnipeg's Environmental Studies program familiarized me with the complex and evolving nature of environmental issues, which extend beyond the scientific domain into the social, economic and the ethical.

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BA students can take one of the following two streams:

Issues in Sustainability
Urban Environments

BSc students can choose from among the following four streams:

Forest Ecology
Forest Policy
Global Environmental Systems
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Prospective Students

Are you interested in issues affecting our environment?

Environmental Studies and Sciences combines many different perspectives to understand the changes in our environment, while acknowledging human impacts and providing a framework to develop solutions for environmental programs.

You can choose your course of study from six different subject areas including Chemistry, Forest Ecology, Forest Policy and Management, Global Environmental Systems, Issues in Sustainability, and Urban Environments.

Where the Graduates Go

Wondering where a degree in Environmental Sciences will get you in the world? Find out where some alumni are now.

Course Information

Want to know more about electives, core courses, Major and honours programs and areas of concentration? Check out the links below

Financial Aid

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available.

Application process - Are you ready?

HOW TO APPLY – Domestic Student
Apply online at or pick up an Application for Admission from your high school counsellor’s office or the Admissions Office at The University of Winnipeg. To meet Scholarship deadline submit your application and $80 application fee by March 1st.

HOW TO APPLY – International Student
Apply online at and submit all official documents by mail. To meet Scholarship deadline submit application, fee, and documents by March 1st. International application fee is $100, which includes a one-time courier fee.