Head bar for Environmental StudiesEnvironmental studies focuses on the human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability.

Class in Fundy National ParkProgram description

The environmental studies B.A. program is designed for students interested in the human dimensions of environmental change and problem-solving, including environmental behaviour, economics, management, planning, and politics. It operates as an inter-disciplinary, cross-departmental degree program and leads to the completion of a Minor, Major, or Honours.

Students in NBThe environmental studies program has focal streams in four areas: 1) Environment and Society, 2) Environmental Policy and Economics, 3) Environmental History and Philosophy, and 4) Ecology and Environment. For the courses required for the environmental studies programs and streams see the academic calendar.

Program Advisor – Environmental Studies - Dr. Brad Walters (bwalters@mta.ca)

Not all courses are offered annually so students need to pay careful attention to the planned patterns of course rotation and to seek advice from the department as needed. To keep track of the courses you have taken it is useful to fill in a Degree Audit Form.

Students listeningFacilities

Environmental Science Lab AVDX G9 - is our general laboratory space equipped with basic environmental science tools and set-up as an ideal teaching space.

R-Peace Non-traditional Classroom – a space that support students’ development of themselves as engaged citizens of their communities.

G&E Research Commons – a shared departmental space where we can meet, plan and research.

GIS Lab AVDX 115 - is our general GIS laboratory space equipped with 24 computers licensed to run ESRI Arc GIS software.

Nature – Course work and independent study will often take students outside in Sackville, where extensive wetlands, forests and stunning landscapes of the Bay of Fundy abound.

Urban Environment – in environmental studies we often spend time examining human behaviour and engaging our communities like Sackville, Moncton, other Maritime cities and beyond.