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Environmental Management major

The program choice that equips you with the knowledge and tools needed to address today’s most complex environmental issues.

Major highlights

  • Develop an expertise in using environmental management tools including environmental indicator identification and measurement, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, lifecycle assessment, environmental planning and stakeholder engagement.  
  • Gain experience using state-of-the-art environmental monitoring technologies, GIS/GPS technology, statistical analysis and others. 
  • Become an environmental professional in environmental management and be prepared for a career in one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada.

Our program

Environmental management involves managing both the environment itself (i.e., water, trees, soil and animals) and the interaction between people and the environment (through production processes, consumption practices and policies). The ultimate goal of this management is to achieve a sustainable supply of ecosystem services over the long term that best meet our environmental, social and economic needs.

To meet this environmental management goal, we require fundamental knowledge of environmental and human systems, as well as an in-depth understanding of the sensitivity and dependency of one on the other. In addition, we require an ability to analyze the environmental risks and impacts of human activities, as well as develop and implement strategies that meet our competing and often-conflicting objectives.

Our Environmental Management major will help you understand environmental and human systems (and their interactions) through courses in ecology, hydrology, climatology, soil chemistry, biodiversity, sociology, economics, policy and others. It will also prepare you to understand environmental risks and impacts of human activities by equipping you with environmental management tools such as environmental indicator identification and measurement, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, lifecycle assessment, environmental planning and stakeholder engagement. These tools are supported with state-of-the-art environmental monitoring technologies, GIS/GPS technology, statistical analysis and others to ensure you have the expertise to excel in your career as an environmental professional in environmental management.

As with all majors of the BScENR degree program, you will integrate your knowledge with critical thinking and structured problem solving to help you design management plans that meet social, environmental and economic objectives. You will learn both indoors and outdoors in our classrooms and laboratories. You will also undertake projects involving research, planning, and implementation for real-world clients such as the cities of Fredericton and Saint John, Parks Canada, Nature Trust NB and others. Furthermore, you will become eligible to officially acquire an Environmental Professional in Training (EPt) designation through ECO Canada. This will allow you to be recognized and employed by organizations in the environment and natural resource sector across Canada.

Environmental Management students follow a course map, which defines the course requirements taken in each year.

Students interested in transferring into the BScF program from other College or University programs should visit our transfer student web page  

Your career

This major prepares you for a broad range of careers in the environment and natural resource sectors including:

  • Sustainability officer
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Environmental impact assessor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Climate change mitigation officer
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Ecosystems manager
  • Land use planner
  • Environmental sociologist