Major in Environment

About

Ecological and social systems are closely interconnected. Both the decisions we make, and the actions we take, have an impact on all life on this planet. At the McGill School of Environment (MSE) you will learn how to respond to the many challenges and opportunities of creating a sustainable future.

The choices we make as consumers have an impact on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and on arable land used for food production; human well-being and livelihood are intricately linked with the loss of biodiversity and conservation efforts; deforestation leads to changes in the global carbon balance that affect global climate. In the Environment Major, you will explore all of these important issues, and more, along with possible solutions.

TWO CAMPUSES, ONE SCHOOL

The MSE spans both McGill campuses (downtown Montreal and Macdonald). The core courses in this program will expose you to many different approaches, perspectives and world views, to help you understand the complexities involved in environmental issues. You will learn about systems thinking, sustainability and environmental ethics in a wide range of areas. As an MSE student, to complement the core courses in your major, you will select a “Domain” from the list below. Domains are areas of specialization with courses from many different areas. To benefit from all that McGill has to offer, students can take classes on both of McGill’s campuses.

Field courses and internships are a great way for you to gain practical experience to enhance your classroom learning. MSE students have interned on an agroforestry project in Ecuador; working on the Emerald Ash Borer strategy in the City of Montreal; with Parks Canada, as a Natural History Interpreter; as a Research Assistant on a Quebec beaver census; and as a local Environment Awareness Agent. Field courses can find you in places such as Panama, East Africa, Northern Quebec, Barbados, the High Arctic, Cuba, Guatemala, Western Canada and the southwestern United States.

Domains and Courses

Students also choose a “Domain” – an area of specialization comprising courses from many areas across the University and structured to provide breadth and depth of knowledge within the Domain.  Students may take courses on both the downtown and Macdonald campus to take full advantage of what McGill has to offer. 

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Biodiversity and Conservation(63 Credits)

    Offered by:McGill School of Environment
    Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

Program Requirement:

This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

This domain links the academic study of biological diversity with the applied field of conservation biology. The study of biological diversity, or "biodiversity," lies at the intersection of evolution with ecology and genetics, combining the subdisciplines of evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics, and ecological genetics. It has two main branches: the creation of diversity and the maintenance of diversity. Both processes are governed by a general mechanism of selection acting over different scales of space and time. This gives rise to a distinctive set of principles and generalizations that regulate rates of diversification and levels of diversity, as well as the abundance or rarity of different species. Conservation biology constitutes the application of these principles in the relevant social and economic context to the management of natural systems, with the object of preventing the extinction of rare species and maintaining the diversity of communities. As the impact of industrialization and population growth on natural systems has become more severe, conservation has emerged as an important area of practical endeavour.

Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).



    Program Requirements

    Note: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

    Location Note: When planning their schedule and registering for courses, students should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



      Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

      Location Note: Core required courses are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. You should register in Section 001 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Downtown campus, and in Section 051 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Macdonald campus.


      • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

      Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


      • AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisc Project 6 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Domain: Complementary Courses (43 credits)

      42-43 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

      9 credits - basic courses in the Biological Principles of Diversity, Systematics, and Conservation
      3 credits - Ecology
      3 credits - Statistics
      9 credits - Interface between Science, Policy, and Management
      3-4 credits - Field Courses
      6 credits - General Scientific Principles
      3 credits - Social Science
      6 credits - Organisms and Diversity



        Biological Principles of Diversity/Systematics/Conservation:

        9 credits are chosen from basic courses in the biological principles of diversity, systematics, and conservation as follows:



          3 credits from:


          • AEBI 212 Evolution and Phylogeny 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 304 Evolution 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          3 credits from:


          • AEBI 211 Organisms 2 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 305 Animal Diversity 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          3 credits from:


          • BIOL 465 Conservation Biology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 421 Wildlife Conservation 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Ecology:

          3 credits from:


          • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Statistics:

          3 credits from the following Statistics courses or equivalent:
          Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students should consult the "Course Overlap in the Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.


          • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Science, Policy, and Management:

          9 credits are chosen from interface between science, policy, and management as follows:

          * Note: You may take AGEC 200 or ECON 208, but not both.

          ** Note: You may take BIOL 451 or NRSC 451, but not both.


          • AEBI 423 Sustainable Land Use 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 418 Environment and Development 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 415 Ecosystem Management 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 360 Analyzing Sustainability 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 410 Geog of Underdvlpmnt:Cur Probs 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NRSC 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PLNT 312 Urban Horticulture 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Field Courses

          3-4 credits from:


          • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 240 Monteregian Flora 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 331 Ecology/Behaviour Field Course 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 334 Applied Tropical Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 335 Marine Mammals 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENTO 340 Field Entomology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PLNT 358 Flowering Plant Diversity 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 401 Fisheries&Wildlife Management 4 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 475 Desert Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WOOD 441 Integrated Forest Management 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          General Scientific Principles

          6 credits of general scientific principles selected from the following:

          * Note: You may take only one of BREE 529, ENVB 529 or GEOG 306.

          ** Note: You may take GEOG 322 or BREE 217, but not both.

          *** Note: You may take ANSC 326 or BIOL 324, but not both.


          • ANSC 326 Fundamentals of Pop'n Genetics 3 Credits***
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 324 Ecological Genetics 3 Credits***
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 342 Contemp Topics in Aquatic Ecol 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 432 Limnology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 434 Theoretical Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 441 Biological Oceanography 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 515 Advances in Aquatic Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BREE 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 313 Phylogeny and Biogeography 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVB 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 272 Earth's Changing Surface 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 306 Raster Geo-Information Science 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 350 Ecological Biogeography 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          A second field course from the domain curriculum may also be taken.


          Social Science:

          3 credits from:
          * Note: You may take ANTH 451 or GEOG 451, but not both.


          • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 416 Environment/Dev: Africa 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ECON 326 Ecological Economics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 421 Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 519 Global Environmental Politics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • URBP 520 Globaliz: Planning & Change 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Organisms and Diversity:

          6 credits of organisms and diversity selected as follows:

          * Note: You may take only one of ENTO 330, BIOL 350 or ENTO 350.

          ** Note: You may take BIOL 540 or ENVR 540, but not both.


          • AEBI 421 Trop. Horticultural Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • AGRI 340 Princ of Ecological Agricult 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANTH 311 Primate Behaviour and Ecology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 310 Biodiversity and Ecosystems 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 355 Trees: Ecology & Evolution 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 427 Herpetology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • BIOL 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENTO 330 Insect Biology 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENTO 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENTO 352 Biocontrol of Pest Insects 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENTO 440 Insect Diversity 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ENVR 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits**
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PARA 424 Fundamental Parasitology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PLNT 304 Biology of Fungi 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • PLNT 434 Weed Biology and Control 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • REDM 400 Science and Museums 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 307 Natural History of Vertebrates 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 350 Mammalogy 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • WILD 420 Ornithology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Ecological Determinants of Health - Cellular(63 Credits)

            Offered by:McGill School of Environment
            Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

          Program Requirement:

          The Cellular concentration in this domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

          This domain considers the interface between the environment and human well-being, with particular focus on the triad that ties human health to the environment through the elements of food and infectious agents. Each of these elements is influenced by planned and unplanned environmental disturbances. For example, agricultural practices shift the balance between beneficial and harmful ingredients of food. Use of insecticides presents dilemmas with regard to the environment, economics, and human health. The distribution of infectious diseases is influenced by the climatic conditions that permit vectors to coexist with humans, by deforestation, by urbanization, and by human interventions ranging from the building of dams to provision of potable water.

          In designing interventions that aim to prevent or reduce infectious contaminants in the environment, or to improve food production and nutritional quality, not only is it important to understand methods of intervention, but also to understand social forces that influence how humans respond to such interventions.

          Students in the Cellular concentration will explore these interactions in more depth, at a physiological level. Students in the Population concentration will gain a depth of understanding at an ecosystem level that looks at society, land, and population health.

          Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

          For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).



            Program Requirements

            Note: You are required to take a maximum of 33 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

            Location Note: When planning your schedule and registering for courses, you should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



              Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

              Location Note: Core required courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. You should register in Section 001 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Downtown campus, and in Section 051 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Macdonald campus.


              • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

              Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


              • AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisc Project 6 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Domain: Required Course (6 credits)


              • GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • PARA 410 Environment and Infection 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Domain: Complementary Courses (36 credits)

              36 credits of the complementary courses are selected as follows:

              18 credits - Fundamentals, 3 credits from each category
              12 credits - Human Health, maximum of 3 credits from any one category
              6 credits - Natural Environment, maximum of 3 credits from any one category



                Fundamentals:

                18 credits of Fundamentals, 3 credits from each category.



                  Health, Society, and Environment

                  * Note: You may take GEOG 221 or NRSC 221, but not both.


                  • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits*
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • GEOG 503 Advanced Topics in Health Geog 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NRSC 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits*
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • PPHS 529 Global Env Hlth&Burden/Disease 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • SOCI 234 Population & Society 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • SOCI 309 Health and Illness 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • SOCI 331 Population and Environment 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Cellular Biology

                  * Note: You will not receive credit for either LSCI 211 or LSCI 202 if you have already received credit for both BIOL 200 and BIOL 201; you will not receive credit for either BIOL 200 or BIOL 201 if you have already received credit for both LSCI 202 and LSCI 211.


                  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Genetics


                  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Molecular Biology

                  * Note: You will not receive credit for either LSCI 211 or LSCI 202 if you have already received credit for both BIOL 200 and BIOL 201; you will not receive credit for either BIOL 200 or BIOL 201 if you have already received credit for both LSCI 202 and LSCI 211.


                  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Statistics

                  One of the following Statistics courses or equivalent:

                  Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students in Science should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.


                  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Nutrition


                  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Human Health:

                  12 credits chosen from Human Health, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:



                    Immunology and Pathogenicity


                    • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MIMM 214 Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PATH 300 Human Disease 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Infectious Disease

                    * Note: You can take MIMM 413 or PARA 424, but not both.


                    • ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MIMM 324 Fundamental Virology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MIMM 413 Parasitology 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PARA 424 Fundamental Parasitology 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PPHS 501 Population Health&Epidemiology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Toxicology


                    • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ENVB 500 Advanced Topics Ecotoxicology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHAR 300 Drug Action 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Hormones

                    * Note: You will not receive credit for ANSC 424 if you have already received credit for both PHGY 209 and PHGY 210; you will not receive credit for PHGY 210 if you have already received credit for both ANSC 323 and ANSC 424.


                    • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Physiology

                    * Note: You will not receive credit ANSC 323 if you have already received credit for both PHGY 209 and PHGY 210; you will not receive credit for PHGY 209 if you have already received credit for both ANSC 323 and ANSC 424.


                    • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits*
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Natural Environment:

                    6 credits chosen from the Natural Environment, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:



                      Hydrology and Climate

                      * Note: You may take BREE 217 or GEOG 322, but not both.


                      • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer


                      Techniques and Management


                      • AEBI 423 Sustainable Land Use 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • CHEE 230 Envrnmntl Aspects of Technol 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      or, advanced quantitative methods course (with approval of Adviser).


                      Pest Management

                      * Note: You may take BIOL 350 or ENTO 350, but not both.


                      • BIOL 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENTO 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENTO 352 Biocontrol of Pest Insects 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer


                      Pollution Control and Management


                      • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BREE 518 Ecological Engineering 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer


                      Ecology

                      * Note: You may take ENVR 540 or BIOL 540, but not both; you many take BIOL 451 or NRSC 451, but not both.


                      • AEBI 421 Trop. Horticultural Ecology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BIOL 432 Limnology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BIOL 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BIOL 465 Conservation Biology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BIOL 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • ENVR 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • NRSC 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits*
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • PLNT 304 Biology of Fungi 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer

                      • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology 3 Credits
                          Offered in the:
                        • Fall
                        • Winter
                        • Summer


                      Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Ecological Determinants of Health- Population(63 Credits)

                        Offered by:McGill School of Environment
                        Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                      Program Requirement:

                      The Population concentration in this domain is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major Environment or B.Sc. Major Environment program.

                      This domain considers the interface between the environment and human well-being, with particular focus on the triad that ties human health to the environment through the elements of food and infectious agents. Each of these elements is influenced by planned and unplanned environmental disturbances. For example, agricultural practices shift the balance between beneficial and harmful ingredients of food. Use of insecticides presents dilemmas with regard to the environment, economics, and human health. The distribution of infectious diseases is influenced by the climatic conditions that permit vectors to coexist with humans, by deforestation, by urbanization, and by human interventions ranging from the building of dams to provision of potable water.

                      In designing interventions that aim to prevent or reduce infectious contaminants in the environment, or to improve food production and nutritional quality, not only is it important to understand methods of intervention, but also to understand social forces that influence how humans respond to such interventions.

                      Students in the Population concentration will gain a depth of understanding at an ecosystem level that looks at society, land, and population health. Students in the Cellular concentration will explore these interactions in more depth, at a physiological level.

                      Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

                      For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).



                        Program Requirements

                        Note: You are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

                        Location Note: When planning your schedule and registering for courses, you should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



                          Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

                          Location Note: Core required courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. You should register in Section 001 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Downtown campus, and in Section 051 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Macdonald campus.


                          • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer


                          Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

                          Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


                          • AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisc Project 6 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer

                          • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer


                          Domain: Required Course (3 credits)


                          • PARA 410 Environment and Infection 3 Credits
                              Offered in the:
                            • Fall
                            • Winter
                            • Summer


                          Domain: Complementary Courses (39 credits)

                          39 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

                          24 credits - Fundamentals, maximum of 3 credits from each category
                          6 credits - List A categories, maximum of 3 credits from any one category
                          9 credits - List B categories, maximum of 3 credits from any one category



                            Fundamentals:

                            24 credits of fundamentals, 3 credits from each category:



                              Health and Environment


                              • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • NRSC 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Health and Society


                              • GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • GEOG 503 Advanced Topics in Health Geog 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • PPHS 529 Global Env Hlth&Burden/Disease 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • SOCI 234 Population & Society 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • SOCI 309 Health and Illness 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • SOCI 331 Population and Environment 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Toxicology


                              • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • ENVB 500 Advanced Topics Ecotoxicology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Cellular Biology

                              Note: You will not receive credit for either LSCI 211 or LSCI 202, if you have already received credit for both BIOL 200 and BIOL 201; you will not receive credit for either BIOL 200 or BIOL 201 if you have already received credit for LSCI 202 and LSCI 211.


                              • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Molecular Biology

                              Note: You will not receive credit for either LSCI 211 or LSCI 202 if you have already received credit for both BIOL 200 and BIOL 201; you will not receive credit for either BIOL 200 or BIOL 201 if you have already received credit for both LSCI 202 and LSCI 211.


                              • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Statistics

                              One of the following Statistics courses or equivalent:

                              Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students in Science should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.


                              • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Nutrition


                              • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              Advanced Ecology

                              * Note: You may take ENVR 540 or BIOL 540, but not both; you make take BIOL 451 or NRSC 451, but not both.


                              • AEBI 421 Trop. Horticultural Ecology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • BIOL 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits*
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • BIOL 465 Conservation Biology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • BIOL 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits*
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • ENVR 540 Ecology of Species Invasions 3 Credits*
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • NRSC 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits*
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer

                              • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology 3 Credits
                                  Offered in the:
                                • Fall
                                • Winter
                                • Summer


                              List A:

                              6 credits from the following List A categories, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:



                                Hydrology, Climate, and Agriculture

                                * Note: You may take BREE 217 or GEOG 322, but not both.


                                • AGRI 340 Princ of Ecological Agricult 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer


                                Decision Making, Techniques and Management

                                * Note: You may take AGEC 200 or ECON 208, but not both; you may take ENVB 529 or GEOG 201, but not both.


                                • AEBI 423 Sustainable Land Use 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • CHEE 230 Envrnmntl Aspects of Technol 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • ENVB 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits*
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                or, advanced quantitative methods course (with approval of Adviser).


                                Development and History


                                • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • EDER 461 Society and Change 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • HIST 292 History and the Environment 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • SOCI 254 Development&Underdevelopment 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • URBP 520 Globaliz: Planning & Change 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer


                                List B:

                                9 credits from the following List B categories, maximum of 3 credits from any one category:



                                  Immunology and Infectious Disease


                                  • ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • MIMM 214 Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • MIMM 324 Fundamental Virology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • MIMM 413 Parasitology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • PARA 424 Fundamental Parasitology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • PPHS 501 Population Health&Epidemiology 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer


                                  Populations and Place

                                  * Note: You may take ANTH 451 or GEOG 451, but not both.


                                  • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • ANTH 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits*
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • CANS 407 Regions of Canada 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • ENVR 421 Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • GEOG 300 Human Ecology in Geography 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits*
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • NUTR 341 Global Food Security 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer


                                  Pollution Control and Pest Management

                                  * Note: You may take BIOL 350 or ENTO 350, but not both.


                                  • BIOL 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • ENTO 350 Insect Biology and Control 3 Credits*
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • ENTO 352 Biocontrol of Pest Insects 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer


                                  Genetics


                                  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer

                                  • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
                                      Offered in the:
                                    • Fall
                                    • Winter
                                    • Summer


                                  Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Environmetrics(63 Credits)

                                    Offered by:McGill School of Environment
                                    Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                                  Program Requirement:

                                  This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

                                  In view of the crucial need for sound study design and appropriate statistical methods for analyzing environmental changes and their impacts on humans and various life forms and their ecological relationships, this program is intended to provide students with a strong background in the use of statistical methods of data analysis in environmental sciences.

                                  Graduates will be capable of effectively participating in the design of environmental studies and adequately analyzing data for use by the environmental community. Accordingly, the list of courses for the Environmetrics Domain is composed primarily of statistics courses and mathematically oriented courses with biological and ecological applications. The list is completed by general courses that refine the topics introduced in the MSE core courses by focusing on the ecology of living organisms, soil sciences or water resources, and impact assessment. These courses should allow the students to understand their interlocutors and be understood by them in their future job. Students can further develop their background in applied or mathematical statistics and their expertise in environmental sciences by taking complementary courses along each of two axes: statistics and mathematics, and environmental sciences. An internship is also offered to students to provide them with preliminary professional experience.

                                  Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

                                  For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).

                                  Prerequisites and equivalent courses are common with Math courses, so check with your adviser when choosing your courses. Be especially careful with Statistics courses, as you will receive no credit (and no warning!) for a course that is considered equivalent to one you have already taken. Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students in Science should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.

                                  Statistics courses BIOL 373 OR AEMA 310 can be taken in U1, but do not take them if you want to follow Option 1 (below), as they overlap with MATH 324.



                                    Program Requirements

                                    Note: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

                                    Location Note: When planning their schedule and registering for courses, students should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



                                      Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

                                      Location Note: Core required courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. You should register in Section 001 of an ENVR course if you want to take it on the Downtown campus, and in Section 051 of an ENVR course if you want to take it on the Macdonald campus.


                                      • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer


                                      Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

                                      Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


                                      • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer


                                      Domain: Required Courses (6 credits)


                                      • AEMA 403 Environmetrics Stage 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • AEMA 414 Temporal&Spatial Statistics 01 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer


                                      Domain - Complementary Courses (36 credits)

                                      36 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

                                      12 credits - Fundamentals
                                      3 credits - Basic Environmental Science
                                      6 credits - Statistics, one of two options
                                      15 credits - List 1 and List 2



                                        Fundamentals:

                                        12 credits of Fundamentals, 3 credits from each category.



                                          Ecology


                                          • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer


                                          Impact


                                          • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • MIME 308 Social Impact of Technology 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer


                                          Modelling


                                          • BIOL 309 Mathematical Models in Biology 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • ENVB 506 Quantitative Methods: Ecology 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer


                                          GIS Techniques


                                          • ENVB 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer


                                          Basic Environmental Science:

                                          One of:


                                          • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • CIVE 323 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • GEOG 305 Soils and Environment 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer

                                          • GEOG 350 Ecological Biogeography 3 Credits
                                              Offered in the:
                                            • Fall
                                            • Winter
                                            • Summer


                                          Statistics:

                                          6 credits of Statistics are selected from one of the following two options.

                                          Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students in Science should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science. Several Statistics courses overlap (especially with MATH 324) and cannot be taken together. These rules do not apply to B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) students.



                                            Option 1


                                            • MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer

                                            • MATH 324 Statistics 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer


                                            Option 2



                                              One of:


                                              • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer

                                              • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer


                                              And one of:


                                              • AEMA 411 Experimental Designs 01 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer

                                              • CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer

                                              • GEOG 351 Quantitative Methods 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer

                                              • SOCI 461 Quantitative Data Analysis 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer


                                              A total of 15 credits are chosen from the following two lists.



                                                List 1

                                                3 credits minimum of statistics and mathematics chosen from:

                                                * Note: or equivalent courses to BREE 252 or BREE 319.


                                                • BIOL 434 Theoretical Ecology 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • BREE 252 Computing for Engineers 3 Credits*
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • BREE 319 Engineering Mathematics 3 Credits*
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 501 Modellin Environmental Systems 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • MATH 326 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • MATH 423 Regression&Anal of Variance 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • MATH 447 Intro. to Stochastic Processes 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • MATH 525 Sampling Theory & Applications 4 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • SOCI 504 Quantitative Methods 1 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • SOCI 580 Social Res Design&Practice 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer


                                                List 2

                                                3 credits minimum of environmental sciences chosen from:


                                                • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • BIOL 331 Ecology/Behaviour Field Course 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • ENVB 313 Phylogeny and Biogeography 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • ENVB 500 Advanced Topics Ecotoxicology 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • ENVR 421 Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 300 Human Ecology in Geography 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 494 Urban Field Studies 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • WILD 401 Fisheries&Wildlife Management 4 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • WOOD 420 Environmental Issues:Forestry 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer


                                                Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment-Land Surface Processes and Environmental Change(63 Credits)

                                                  Offered by:McGill School of Environment
                                                  Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                                                Program Requirement:

                                                This domain (63 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment programs.

                                                The thin soil layer on the planet's land surfaces controls the vital inputs of water, nutrients, and energy to terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Widespread occurrences around the globe of desertification, soil erosion, deforestation, and land submergence over water reservoirs indicate that this dynamic system is under increasing pressure from population growth and changes in climate and land uses. Production of key greenhouse gases (water vapour, CO2, and methane) is controlled by complex processes operating at the land surface, involving climate change feedbacks that need to be fully understood, given current global warming trends.

                                                The program introduces students to the interacting physical and biogeochemical processes at the atmosphere-lithosphere interface, which fashion land surface habitats and determine their biological productivity and response to anthropogenic or natural environmental changes. Through an appropriate selection of courses, students can prepare for graduate training in emerging research areas such as earth system sciences, environmental hydrology, and landscape ecology.

                                                Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

                                                For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).



                                                  Program Requirements

                                                  Note: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

                                                  Location Note: When planning their schedule and registering for courses, students should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill’s Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



                                                    Core: Required Courses (18 credits)


                                                    • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

                                                    Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


                                                    • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Domain Required Course (3 credits)


                                                    • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Domain: Complementary Courses (39 credits)

                                                    39 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

                                                    9 credits - 3 credits from each category of Statistics, GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques, Weather and Climate

                                                    9 credits of fundamental land surface processes
                                                    3 credits of environment and resource management
                                                    3 credits of field course
                                                    3 credits of social science
                                                    12 credits total of advanced studies chosen from List A: Particular Environments and List B: Surface Processes



                                                      Statistics

                                                      One of the following Statistics courses or equivalent:

                                                      Note: Credit given for Statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students in Science should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.


                                                      • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 202 Statistics & Spatial Analysis 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

                                                      One of:


                                                      • ENVB 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 308 Principles of Remote Sensing 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      Weather and Climate

                                                      One of:


                                                      • ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ENVB 301 Meteorology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      Fundamental Land Surface Processes:

                                                      9 credits of fundamental land surface processes chosen as follows:


                                                      • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      And/or one of:


                                                      • GEOG 272 Earth's Changing Surface 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • SOIL 300 Geosystems 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      And/or one of:


                                                      • GEOG 305 Soils and Environment 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • SOIL 326 Soils in a Changing Environ 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      And/or one of:


                                                      • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      Environment and Resource Management:

                                                      One of:

                                                      * Note: You may take BIOL 308 or ENVB 305, but not both.


                                                      • AGRI 435 Soil & Water Quality Mgmt 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits*
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 465 Conservation Biology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • CHEE 230 Envrnmntl Aspects of Technol 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • CIVE 225 Environmental Engineering 4 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits*
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ESYS 301 Earth System Modelling 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • WILD 421 Wildlife Conservation 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • WOOD 420 Environmental Issues:Forestry 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • WOOD 441 Integrated Forest Management 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      Field Course:

                                                      One of:


                                                      • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 496 Geographical Excursion 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 499 Subarctic Field Studies 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • WILD 475 Desert Ecology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      Social Science:

                                                      One of:


                                                      • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ECON 326 Ecological Economics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ECON 405 Natural Resource Economics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ENVR 421 Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • NRSC 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • URBP 520 Globaliz: Planning & Change 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer


                                                      12 credits total of advanced studies chosen from the following two lists:



                                                        List A - Particular Environments:

                                                        3-9 credits of advanced study of Particular Environments:

                                                        * Note: You may take BIOL 432 or ENVB 315, but not both.


                                                        • BIOL 432 Limnology 3 Credits*
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • ENVB 315 Science of Inland Waters 3 Credits*
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • ENVB 410 Ecosystem Ecology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 350 Ecological Biogeography 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 372 Running Water Environments 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 470 Wetlands 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 536 Geocryology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 550 Historical Ecology Techniques 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • PLNT 358 Flowering Plant Diversity 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • PLNT 460 Plant Ecology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer


                                                        List B - Surface Processes:

                                                        3-9 credits advanced study of Surface Processes:


                                                        • ATOC 315 Thermodynamics and Convection 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • BREE 509 Hydrologic Systems&Modelling 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • EPSC 549 Hydrogeology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • EPSC 580 Aqueous Geochemistry 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 501 Modellin Environmental Systems 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 505 Global Biogeochemistry 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • GEOG 537 Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • SOIL 331 Environmental Soil Physics 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer

                                                        • SOIL 510 Environmental Soil Chemistry 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
                                                          • Winter
                                                          • Summer


                                                        Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Environment - Water Environments & Ecosystems - Biological(60 Credits)

                                                          Offered by:McGill School of Environment
                                                          Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                                                        Program Requirement:

                                                        This concentration (60 credits including core) is open only to students in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment or B.Sc. Major in Environment program.

                                                        To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two concentrations, with students choosing one or the other.

                                                        Those electing the Biological concentration will focus on the mechanisms regulating the different forms of life in water bodies. They will acquire, as well, a good understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling water properties. Students interested in studying the transport and transformation mechanisms of water on the planet, from rivers to the oceans and atmosphere, will select the Physical concentration. They will acquire, as well, a solid background in the biological processes taking place in water bodies.

                                                        Graduates of this domain are qualified to enter the work force or to pursue advanced studies in fields such as marine biology, geography, physical oceanography, and atmospheric science.

                                                        Suggested First Year (U1) Courses

                                                        For suggestions on courses to take in your first year (U1), you can consult the "MSE Student Handbook" available on the MSE website (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse), or contact Kathy Roulet, the Program Adviser (kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca).



                                                          Program Requirements

                                                          Note: Students are required to take a maximum of 30 credits at the 200 level and a minimum of 12 credits at the 400 level or higher in this program. This includes core and required courses.

                                                          Location Note: When planning your schedule and registering for courses, you should verify where each course is offered because courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.



                                                            Core: Required Courses (18 credits)

                                                            Location Note: Core required courses for this program are taught at both McGill's Downtown campus and at the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. You should register in Section 001 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Downtown campus, and in Section 051 of an ENVR course that you plan to take on the Macdonald campus.


                                                            • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer


                                                            Core: Complementary Course - Senior Research Project (3 credits)

                                                            Only 3 credits will be applied to the program; extra credits will count as electives.


                                                            • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 401 Environmental Research 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer


                                                            Domain: Required Courses (6 credits)


                                                            • ATOC 214 Intro:Physics of the Atmosph 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer

                                                            • ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate 3 Credits
                                                                Offered in the:
                                                              • Fall
                                                              • Winter
                                                              • Summer


                                                            Domain: Complementary Courses (33 credits)

                                                            33 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

                                                            6 credits - Hydrology/Water Resources, Population/Community and Ecology
                                                            3 credits - Math and Statistics
                                                            3 credits - Field Course
                                                            3 credits - Social Sciences and Policy
                                                            18 credits chosen in total from List A and List B



                                                              Hydrology/Water Resources, Population/Community and Ecology:

                                                              6 credits selected as follows:



                                                                One of:


                                                                • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • GEOG 322 Environmental Hydrology 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer


                                                                And one of:


                                                                • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer


                                                                Math and Statistics:

                                                                One of:

                                                                * Note: AEMA 310 or equivalent


                                                                • AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits*
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer


                                                                Field Course:

                                                                3 credits selected from the following courses or an equivalent Aquatic Field course:


                                                                • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • BIOL 331 Ecology/Behaviour Field Course 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • GEOG 495 Field Studies-Physical Geog 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer


                                                                Social Sciences and Policy:

                                                                One of:


                                                                • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ANTH 418 Environment and Development 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ECON 326 Ecological Economics 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ENVR 421 Mtl:Envr Hist & Sustainability 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • ENVR 422 Mtl Urban Sustainability Anal 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • POLI 345 International Organizations 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer

                                                                • URBP 520 Globaliz: Planning & Change 3 Credits
                                                                    Offered in the:
                                                                  • Fall
                                                                  • Winter
                                                                  • Summer


                                                                18 credits chosen in total from List A and List B as follows:



                                                                  List A

                                                                  9-12 credits chosen from:

                                                                  * Note: you may take BIOL 540 or ENVR 540, but not both; you may take ENVB 210 or GEOG 305, but not both; you may take BIOL 432 or ENVB 315, but not both.


                                                                  • AGRI 435 Soil & Water Quality Mgmt 3 Credits
                                                                      Offered in the:
                                                                    • Fall
                                                                    • Winter
                                                                    • Summer

                                                                  • BIOL 342 Contemp Topics in Aquatic Ecol 3 Credits
                                                                      Offered in the:
                                                                    • Fall
                                                                    • Winter
                                                                    • Summer

                                                                  • BIOL 432 Limnology 3 Credits*
                                                                      Offered in the:
                                                                    • Fall
                                                                    • Winter
                                                                    • Summer

                                                                  • BIOL 441 Biological Oceanography 3 Credits
                                                                      Offered in the:
                                                                    • Fall
                                                                    • Winter
                                                                    • Summer