Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: McGill School of Environment
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Economics, General
Environmental Studies
Description: The resources necessary for human society are extracted from the Earth, used as raw materials in our factories and refineries, and then returned to the Earth as waste. Human society is dependent upon geological processes and the resources they produce. Our use of resources creates waste, and geologic processes determine the fate of wastes in the environment. Understanding Earth’s geologic processes provides us with the knowledge to mitigate many of our society’s environmental impacts due to resource extraction and waste disposal.

This knowledge is not always enough because economics in society often plays a controlling role in how we use and abuse our environment. Economics frequently affects what energy sources power our society and how our wastes are treated. Economics also contributes to our understanding of how we value Earth’s environment. Earth sciences and economics are essential for our understanding of the many mechanisms that affect Earth’s environment.

URL: Environment: Earth Sciences and Economics (B.Sc.) at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,173
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Admission Requirements


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

  •   Biology 
  • 2 of   Chemistry 
  • 3 of   Mathematics 
  • 3 of   Physics 

Biology – NYA (00UK); Chemistry – NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics – NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics – NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]