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Environmental studies at Canada's most innovative university

Bring your passion for sustainability to the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment. No matter which program you choose, you'll learn from direct experience and discover your own solutions for creating a better and greener world.

  • Get a head start on your career and gain up to 2 years of paid work experience before you graduate through our innovative co-op program.
  • Immerse yourself in the field through exciting field trips and experiments
  • Make the world your classroom through international opportunities
  • ​Benefit from the University of Waterloo's world-class reputation.

From monitoring species diversity in the Netherlands, to academic exchanges abroad as far away as Peru and New Zealand, explore where Waterloo ENV can take you

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Globally recognized excellence

The University of Waterloo has a global reputation for innovation and excellence.

  • QS Stars 5+ ranking, the highest rating for international universities (Quacqarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2015) 

  • Top 50 in the world for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)

  • A+ reputation among employers (The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report)

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Featured stories

A day in the life of an environment studentFind out what a typical day looks like for an Environment student.

 Ideas start hereHow ideas start here at Waterloo. (YouTube)

Why Carlie chose Environment and Resource Studies. (YouTube)


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Find out more about undergrad admissions

Learn more about Waterloo's programs, undergraduate admissions, tuition, financing your education, and other general information at our Find Out More website.

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