Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: McGill School of Environment
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Economics, General
Environmental Studies
Description: 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, as economics often plays a controlling role in how we use and abuse our environment.

This domain educates students in the fundamentals of economics and Earth sciences. The fundamentals of economics are provided, as is their application to the effects of economic choices on Earth’s environment. Examples of these applications include the economic effects of public policy toward resource industries and methods of waste disposal, and the potential effects of global warming on the global economy. Students also learn of minerals, rocks, soils, and waters that define much of Earth’s environment and how these materials interact with each other and with the atmosphere. Courses in specific subdisciplines of Earth sciences combined with courses presenting a global vision of how the Earth and its environment operate provide the student with the necessary knowledge of geologic processes. Examples of this knowledge include the effects of mineral and energy extraction on the environment and how industrial waste interacts with solids and liquids in the environment. The Earth science and economics studies merge in the final year when the students apply what they have learned in the domain to current environmental issues.

URL: Environment: Economics and the Earth’s Environment (B.A.) at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,643
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Admission Requirements

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]