McMaster University

Environmental and Earth Sciences

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Human life and society depend critically on environmental resources we all too often take for granted: air, water, soil and the mineral and organic resources of the earth. With the recent attention to global warming and climate change, there has been a dramatic increase in scientific research and employment opportunities in this area. McMaster’s Faculty of Science is a scholarly community that is dedicated to integrating education and research, and to enhancing learning through hands-on experience. Environmental & Earth Sciences programs offer problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently and to apply the knowledge you gain. You will graduate with a broad understanding of scientific methods, a solid grounding in environmental and earth sciences, and general intellectual skills relevant to careers in science and elsewhere.

URL:Environmental and Earth Sciences at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,757
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
Scholarships:20
Careers:GeologistsPaleontologistsEnvironmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*82 to 85
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, one of: SBI4U, SCH4U, and one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U. Note: Applicants without MCV4U will be required to take an equivalent Calculus course in Level I.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster's English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 23, 2017