Environmental Science

The Environmental Science program at Western is an interdepartmental program that combines components from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Geography.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the scientific basis underlying environmental problems and their potential solutions by examining how physical, chemical and biological processes at local to global scales interact with the influence and interests of humans in these processes. 

We have many students who have completed environmental science work in various industries for their internships, including at nuclear energy, pharmaceutical, government research, oil and gas, manufacturing and food production.

Leverage Our Students' Technical Skills

Implementation and maintenance of environmental management programs
Water and Soil sampling and testing, including laboratory analysis
Assessment and development of maintenance plans
Investigation of equipment reliability
Energy and waste conservation assistance
Management and documentation of on environmental indicators data