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The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
The undergraduate programs in Environmental Science at Western provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to studying and solving environmental problems. Environmental Science modules are hosted by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability in the Faculty of Science, rather than through a specific department. This reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field and our academic programs - our students take courses as part of their modules that would be electives to other students in Science.
Because of the breadth of courses available to Environmental Science students, each student can take a unique complement of courses towards their degree in areas of science, engineering, arts and humanities, and social science. Students can also take complementary modules, such as biology, political science, medical science, geography, and earth science, as well as dual degrees in Business and Engineering, which enhance their Environmental Science degree.
Our teaching is rooted in a strong base of environmental research at Western, and our students have opportunities to take part in this research directly, in the field or lab, during their degree programs. A broad conceptual background and transferable skills in multidisciplinary environmental research and communication give our students access to a wide array of jobs related to the environment, the fastest growing employment sector in the Canadian economy.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental scientific theories and concepts in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, geography and mathematics as applied to Earth's systems
The ability to communicate effectively and professionally in written and oral forms, and produce reports and presentations utilizing appropriate format, design, and content to comply with set guidelines and goals, for target audiences
The capacity to analyze issues using critical thinking skills to collect appropriate literature, and comprehend, evaluate, critique, and synthesize information from diverse sources, individuals and disciplines.
Ability to comprehend, interpret and critically analyze graphs and other forms of data and demonstrate an ability to use basic analytical tools to analyze data.
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.