Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Geography & Earth Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Environmental Science
Description: The B.Sc. Environmental Sciences is a flexible program which allows students to choose courses from a wide selection of geoscience courses, according to their interests. It is usually intended for students interested by careers in highly interdisciplinary fields, combining environmental sciences/geoscience to another subject, which will require the combination of this degree to another one.

This program is usually completed in three-years; however students are encouraged to pursue a four-year honours program if they qualify. Students who successfully complete the first three levels of a relevant Honours B.Sc. degree (Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences, Honours Environmental Sciences, Honours Geography and Environmental Sciences) may request permission from the Office of the Associate Dean of Science to transfer to graduate with the three-level B.Sc. Environmental and Sciences degree. Students are advised to seek academic counseling to ensure that their course selections are appropriate. Please refer to the program Progress Chart for further details:

URL: Environmental Sciences at McMaster University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

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

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

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

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