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good uni for environmental science/enviro studies programs?

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Dec 10, 2019
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good uni for environmental science/enviro studies programs?

are Mcmaster, laurier, and western good for environmental studies/sciences?
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Jan 8, 2010
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Where you go for undergrad doesn't matter because to actually work in this field, you need a minimum of a master's degree. Save your money and pick your cheapest option.
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Nov 25, 2010
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Brown Thug wrote: Where you go for undergrad doesn't matter because to actually work in this field, you need a minimum of a master's degree. Save your money and pick your cheapest option.
No not true. I’m in the environmental consulting industry and many of my colleagues only have their B.SCs. Stop giving out bad advice.
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Jun 10, 2013
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Yeah I knew one guy that broke in with a Bachelors 10 years ago. Could be more competitive now as with all jobs. I would go to a school with a coop program so you can get resume experience and get paid during your studies (and graduate debt free) with network/connections. Depends what you want to do after as well. I would load up on some programming courses since that's what almost all high-paying jobs involve now (or will involve.) Does Guelph have one an enviro-sci program? I remember Waterloo had a few enviro/sci programs, and these kids got coop positions at environment Canada.
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Waterloo's Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.), Environment and Business. Thank me later
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Symbol87 wrote: Waterloo's Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.), Environment and Business. Thank me later
Agreed, put coop on this. You can get a job without a masters since you'll have 2 years of work experience before you even graduate (with no debt, at least in my case). Though it is advisable to do a masters for future proofing. If you can maintain a good gpa and good relationship with professors in school then you can get an OGS scholarship for a free ride during a masters.
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Jan 8, 2010
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iamskyhigh wrote: No not true. I’m in the environmental consulting industry and many of my colleagues only have their B.SCs. Stop giving out bad advice.
I stand by my comment. Just how many people do you think are graduating with environmental studies/science degrees today that can nab consulting jobs with an undergraduate degree alone. I know many people that got this degree in the last 5 years and they all struggled in the job market. Granted, I cannot speak for people who obtained their degrees years/decades ago, but recent job market trends indicate that BA and BSc degrees that are not specialized have limited job prospects.

Even if that was not the case, no one cares where you went for a BA/BSc in environmental studies/science.
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Mar 6, 2015
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Shall one do environmental studies at a college first to experience how the field is like before committing to an undergraduate degree?
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