|Language:||English (Some courses are also available in French)|
Today's changing climate, decline in global biodiversity, ecosystem health and ecosystem recovery are major environmental and social challenges leading to a demand for biologists with knowledge and skills in restoration. Graduates are prepared for graduate school, teaching, government services, environmental consulting, non-governmental conservation agencies, mining companis and other sectors seeking to restore the environment.
The international role of Sudbury as a center for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem recovery and restoration provides students many opportunities for field investigations.
• Broad introduction to the living world at the organism, biotic community and ecosystem levels
• Includes courses in plant, animal and soil ecology, freshwater ecology and bioclimatology
• As a mining and smelting centre, Sudbury is an appropriate setting for the study of environmental degradation and rehabilitation, and outlying areas allow the study of sustainable forestry
• Global biodiversity and ecosystem health are of supreme importance: ecologists with knowledge and skills in conservation and restoration are in demand
• Program and Course Overview
First-year course overview
BIOL 1506 – Biology I + lab
BIOL 1507 – Biology II + lab
CHMI 1006 – Chemistry I + lab*
CHMI 1007 – Chemistry II + lab
MATH 1036 – Calculus I**
MATH 1037 – Calculus II or MATH 1057 – Linear Algebra I
PHYS 1006 – Introductory Physics I + lab or PHYS 1206 - Physics for the Life Science I
PHYS 1007 – Introductory Physics II + lab or PHYS 1207 - Physics for the Life Science II
+ electives (6 cr) in social sciences or humanities
* Students without grade 12 U-level chemistry or the equivalent must take CHMI 1041 – Chemical Concepts prior to CHMI 1006/7 – General Chemistry
** Students with a grade of 60% or less in grade 12 U-level Calculus or the equivalent must take MATH 1912 – Elementary Calculus prior to MATH 1036 – Calculus I
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• 1 advanced functions
• 2 sciences or 1 science + 1 math
• 2 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Environmental consulting companies, federal and provincial ministries, graduate studies, mining companies, nongovernmental conservation agencies...
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.