Environmental Science BSc

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Environmental Science BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2020

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    Course Summary

    Environmental Science is the study of the interaction between human society and the environment around us. It looks at how human activities and infrastructure affect the environment and vice versa. It requires a broad basis in all of the physical sciences, and seeks to apply that theoretical understanding to practical areas such as the interaction of different atmospheric, aquatic and terrestrial systems.

    Brandon University’s Environmental Science degree program will be prepared to address a broad spectrum of environmental problems both those that we are already aware of and those which we cannot currently predict. More importantly, perhaps, you’ll be able to deal with these issues in the broad environmental and human contexts.

    You’ll also be able to select a special area of study for yourself. This will require you to take 18 credit hours of elective modules from a single concentration. This concentration an be in:

    • Geology
    • Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies
    • Geography
    • Chemistry
    • Biology

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of study.

    Environmental Science Modules Include:

    • Advanced Research Topics In Environmental Science
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Animal Diversity
    • Applied Quantitative Methods in Geography
    • Biodiversity, Functions and Interactions
    • Biology of the Algae
    • Biology of the Fungi
    • Cells, Genetics and Evolution
    • Conservation Biology
    • DNA Technology: Principles & Applications
    • Earth’s Energy Resources
    • Earth’s Mineral Resources
    • Economic Geography
    • Environment and Society
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Environmental Ethics
    • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Impact Assessment & Reporting
    • Environmental Physiology
    • Evolution
    • Fossil Plants and Palaeoenvironments
    • General Chemistry I
    • General Chemistry II
    • General Ecology
    • Geomorphology
    • GIS I: Principles of Spatial Data and Cartographic Design
    • GIS II: Spatial Data Management & Analysis
    • How Earth Works: Applied Physical Geography
    • Humanities (6 credit hours) and Social Sciences (6 credit hours)
    • Hydrology
    • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
    • Introduction to Earth Science
    • Introduction to Entomology
    • Introduction to Natural and Technological Hazards
    • Introduction to Statistical Inference
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Limnology: The Science of Inland Waters
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Cell Biology
    • People and Places: An Introduction to Human Geography
    • Plant Biology

    Learning And Teaching

    Brandon University strives to use both traditional and innovative techniques in all of its undergraduate programs. You’ll attend formal lecture classes, practical skills sessions, laboratories, problem solving exercises, and small scale tutorial sessions as well.

    The Environmental Science program includes content taken from the departments of biology, chemistry, geography, environmental ethics and geology. You’ll have the support of the school’s academic advisors to help you plot the best course.

    Career Possibilities

    Recent graduates of Brandon’s Environmental Science program have become research assistants, research associates, researchers in ecosystem rehabilitation or the effects of pollution, sustainable resource managers, wildlife habitat specialists, and environmental consultants.

    Others have gone on to graduate level programs in environmental science, sustainable development, business or a range of other disciplines and professions. In the end, your career will depend on your interests and the elective modules you choose throughout the program.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    To enter Brandon’s Environmental Science program, you’ll need to present your High School Transcripts, International Baccalaureate or similar international qualifications. No particular specialisation is required, though you must typically have English credits.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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