Fight climate change

Protect natural resources

Advocate sustainable practices

Three colleges at the University of Saskatchewan offer undergraduate environmental degree programs.

  • In the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, students can pursue environmental degrees focused on protecting renewable resources and the environment through responsible management and conservation of the world's soil, water and ecosystems, and through the development of environmental policy.

  • The College of Arts and Science offers environmental degrees that focus on many different aspects of environmental sector work, including: earth sciences, biodiversity, ecology, conservation, toxicology, and environmental philosohpy.

  • Finally, in the College of Engineering students may pursue an environmental degree focused on the application of science and engineering principles for the protection and improvement of public health and the environment. 

Programs

Our diversity of programs offer students an opportunity to explore many aspects of environmental sector. Whether you are interested in field-work, lab-work, policy, or planning, we offer an undergraduate environmental degree to fit your interests. In fact, there are eight undergraduate environmental degree options to choose from!

Environment and Society
College of Arts and Science

Integrate social and scientific elements to address environmental problems and contribute to policy development.

Environmental Biology
College of Arts and Science

Learn about ecosystems and how organisms interact with their environment.

Environmental Earth Science
College of Arts and Science

Learn about the relationship between the solid earth, the atmosphere, water, and the biosphere.

Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering

Develop solutions to protect and improve the environment, public health, and natural resources.

Environmental Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresource

Learn about how plants mitigate pollution, about the relationship between environmental constraints and sustainable development, and about prairie agriculture and forestry.

Toxicology
College of Arts and Science

Study how toxins behave and impact the body, living organisms, and the natural environment.

Resource Economics and Policy
College of Agriculture and Bioresource

Study how management decisions and policy development influences sustainability.

Resource Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresource

Specialize in managing our land, water, and plant resources.

Sustainability
School of Environment and Sustainability

Focus on sustainability-related concepts and practices in areas such as resource development, food systems and designing sustainable communities.

Events

We make sure that our students have the opportunity to meet with their peers, instructors, and industry representatives at various events throughout the year.

Professional Development Events

From learning how to network and understanding where your degree can take you, to exclusive documentary screenings, we offer our students opportunities to develop their technical and communication skills, giving them an edge in today's competitive workforce.

Eco Hack

Eco Hack is an environment and sustainability-focused hackathon that aims to solve our day-to-day sustainability problems through innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our Common Future

Our common future is a popular undergraduate environment and sustainability research symposium offered annually by the Environmental Programs Office and the Office of Sustainability.

Networking Opportunities

We often come together as a broader environmental program community – bolstering your network of future colleagues and peers. Sometimes it is to clean up a river, sometimes it is to learn about one another’s programs, but it is always fun!

Hands on Experience

Some programs offer co-op programs, internships or other work experience options.  For more information please read the material in the links below or contact the Program Chair for your program:

Valuable experience and skills can also be gained through volunteer work.  There are a number of organizations that are always looking for volunteers.  Some examples include:

  • Students in science, engineering or health science programs can apply to the Science Ambassador Program for a paid short-term position as a Science Ambassador.  
  • uSask Environmental Programs Summer Position

Contact

Liz Kuley

Undergraduate Environmental Programs Coordinator

 306-966-8164
 environmental.programs@usask.ca

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