Courses for your Environment, Resources and Sustainability degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

  • ERS 100 - Foundations: Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • ENVS 178 - Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics
  • ENVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Two electives

January to April

  • ERS 101 - Approaches: Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • ERS 102 - Sustainability and the Really Long View
  • ENVS 200 - Field Ecology
  • Two electives

After first year

About half of the classes you’ll take will be Environment, Resources and Sustainability courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

  • ERS 202 – Natural Resources Ecology
  • ERS 253 – Communities and Sustainability
  • ERS 341 – Professional Conservation and Restoration Practice I
  • ERS 462 – Global Food and Agricultural Politics

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Graham Barnes our Faculty of Environment recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps