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Institute of Environmental Science - Carleton University


Carleton University is close to Canada’s majestic Parliament Buildings, the bustling Byward Market, and the beautiful Gatineau Park.

From the internationally-renowned National Gallery of Canada, and the National Arts Centre, to the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the restaurants, shops and cafes of the city’s dynamic downtown core, Ottawa has something for everyone, year ’round, and accessible via Ottawa’s comprehensive public transit system

The Institute of Environmental Science is located in the new wing of the Herzberg Building at Carleton University. There is space for students to lounge and a beautiful view to inspire.
The Environmental Science program brings together the study of biology, chemistry, earth sciences and geography to enable its graduates to address complex and multidisciplinary environmental and conservation problems. Through lecture and seminar courses, hands-on laboratory work and field camps, students become proficient in topics such as water resource management, fish and wildlife ecology, ecological restoration, sustainable resource extraction, environmental monitoring, and environmental policy. In the upper years, students take courses in chosen areas of study and hone their skills in preparing research and thesis projects, working in teams and individually on current problems facing environmental science.  Concentrations are available in Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences.