Environmental Science

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the honours bachelor of science program in environmental science
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed all course requirements up to and including the fall term of second year

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4StudyStudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • City of Ottawa
  • Encon Group Inc.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Ministère de l'environnement du Québec
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Syncrude
  • Transport Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Environmental audits
  • Environmental communication
  • Environmental landscape design
  • Environmental site assessment
  • Land use planning
  • Permits, bylaws and environmental standards
  • Public policy on the environment
  • Risk analysis
  • Socio-environmental relations
  • Waste and solid waste management
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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