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Environmental science

Undergraduate Programs

​​The environmental science program at Grenfell Campus focuses on applying natural sciences to better understand the environment. 

Program courses explore a science-based focus on the environment that extends from chemical reactions to ecosystem functions in response to human modification of the world around us.


Why study environmental science at Grenfell?

The natural world with its complexity and beauty offers many opportunities to learn. The environment also provides energy, nourishment, employment and recreation – to use it wisely, we need to understand it.

Grenfell’s environmental science program is a four-year interdisciplinary degree with general or honours options. You will also have the choice of completing one of two streams: 

Chemistry stream students take specialized courses in analytical chemistry, industrial and atmospheric chemistry, as well as aquatic chemistry.

Biology stream students take specialized courses in taxonomy, terrestrial and freshwater ecology, as well as statistical and field methods.
All students take an introductory course in field and lab techniques for environmental science along with a toxicology course, and then choose from senior courses in soils, restoration and water management, hydrology and ground water flow, environmental impact assessment, or conservation biology.

The program offers a combination of lectures, laboratory work and field courses in a package of required courses and environmental focus areas.

View our environmental science program courses. 


Your professors will encourage you to get involved in their research – everything from the breakdown of pesticides in the environment to the impact of the forest industry on songbird populations.


Meet our environmental science faculty and staff.


It's local

Our location on the west coast of Newfoundland offers unique opportunities and real life experiences gives you access to various natural habitats, including:

  • Wetlands
  • Boreal forests
  • The ocean
  • River systems
  • Sub-arctic tundra


In the news

For the Record: Seeking squirrels

Recognizing student research

Career opportunities

Graduates of the environmental science program can enter a number of different fields; review these categories to learn more about the types of careers you might pursue:


View a list of the places our environmental science graduates have pursued graduate studies.

Learn about other programs in Grenfell's School of Science and the Environment.

Office of Student Recruitment

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6269
Email: study@grenfell.mun.ca

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