Enviro Science


Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the fields of biology, chemistry, and geology to offer science-based insight into how to become better stewards of the environment. This four-year degree offers students experiential learning opportunities in Manitoba’s diverse aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. A major in Environmental Science is ideal for those who are passionate about practical involvement in protecting, managing, and sustaining the natural world.

Given Providence’s unique rural situation next to the Rat River, this program will include a strong field component where students are trained using a variety of methods and tools, both in and outside the classroom (e.g. establishing a long-term local data set). Since the demand for environmental scientists is extremely high, those pursuing an Environmental Science degree will be well-prepared for a variety of internship positions and careers in the environmental sector.

Major Options
BSc Environmental Science Major 4 Years
Program Details

For Entrance into the Environmental Science program

To declare an Environmental Science Major, you will need to get a grade of C or better in Introduction to Biology I and II during your first year studies.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Ethics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Phycology
  • Scientific Writing and Communication
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Field Methods
  • Environmental Policy and Law

Bruce Friesen-Pankratz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Rebecca Dielschneider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Career Options

Since Environmental Science is one of the fastest growing employment sectors, graduates from this program will develop the skills and experience necessary to be considered for jobs in the government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. This may include positions related to conservation, sustainability, urban development, energy efficiency, and climate change. Science courses at Providence are also transferable to other institutions which allow students to pursue further studies in fields like Education, Law, and Environmental Management.