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How do we develop God's world with care?

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As we look at the world around us, it's alarmingly evident that humanity faces significant environmental challenges that are complex, multi-faceted, and of ever-increasing importance. Redeemer's Environmental Studies program studies nature and how humans interact with God's creation. A strong focus on philosophy, politics and geography equips students to be stewards of the earth and its natural resources, focused on contemporary environmental issues and sustainability.

Environmental Studies is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching in the field and excited to include students in their work.

First-year courses provide an interdisciplinary understanding of populations, cities, and resources through courses that dig into economics, geography, and science surrounding environmental issues. These foundational courses prepare you to dig into topics that are specific to your areas of interest later on in your studies.

Environmental Studies The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Scientists have a deeper sense of stewardship when they have a biblical understanding of creation care.
  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Urban planners are able to design better communities when they understand the diverse needs of people.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

The social aspects of environmental issues are emphasized in your courses. Increase your understanding of environmental issues, sustainability, and environmental philosophy through courses like Environmental Impact Assessment and Resource Management, while also delving into topics around cultural geography, economics and politics, and social movements in courses like Population, Food and Sustainability.

Beyond the Classroom

On Redeemer's campus, the Whaley Teaching Garden, the natural regeneration site, rooftop greenhouse, and fully-equipped science labs allow for students and faculty to safely and professionally study different environmental issues such as ecology, zoology and toxicology.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s environmental studies program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

James Cuthbert '09

owns and operates Urban Green, a company that creates indoor garden and green spaces in offices and homes across southern Ontario.

Amila Dreise '13

is using her passion for the environment to build community, provide education and care for creation at A Rocha as Ontario development manager.

Environmental Science and Studies
Find out where a degree in Environmental Studies takes you!
Redeemer’s Environmental Studies Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Community planning and zoning
  • Conservationist
  • Ecological restoration
  • Environment program developer
  • Environmental education specialist
  • Farm management consultant
  • Global warming advocate
  • Natural resource officer
  • Pollution prevention
  • Recycling coordinator
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Agricultural technician
  • Air/water quality analyst
  • Arborist
  • Civil engineer
  • Climatologist
  • Forest ranger
  • Geologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Park ranger
  • Urban planner
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Activist
  • Author
  • Corporate responsibility advisor
  • Eco tourism
  • Greenhouse operator
  • International relief worker
  • Logistics manager
  • Statistician
  • Wildlife biologist
Technical skills:
  • Analyzing environmental public policy
  • Applying ethical principles to environmental analyzes
  • Creating charts and graphs to represent findings
  • Recording field observations
  • Using a variety of equipment in lab and field studies
Transferable skills:
  • Analyzing data
  • Comprehending complex material
  • Identifying environmental problems
  • Maintaining precision and accuracy
  • Organizing and reporting data
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Testing hypotheses
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Environmental Science and Studies field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Canadian Environmental Network
  • Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
  • Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation
  • Canadian Water Resource Association
  • Conservation Ontario
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Endangered Ecosystems Alliance
  • Environmental Careers Organization
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals (US)
  • Ontario Environment Network
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • World Environment Center
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Environmental Studies
Redeemer’s Environmental Studies Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Environmental educators
  • Landscapers
  • Community planners
  • Urban and rural planners
  • Environmental consultants
  • Planning managers
  • Development managers
  • Environmental data managers
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • MA in Environmental Design
  • MSc in Land Resource Sciences
  • MA in Environmental Studies
  • MA in Urban Planning
  • MA in Landscape Architecture
Want to know more about Redeemer’s Environmental Studies program?
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Faculty Profile: Dr. Kenneth Anyomi

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Discovering His Intricate Creation

Two science students conducted research using PCR technology as part of Undergraduate Student Research Awards this summer, supported by NSERC and Redeemer.

Ecological Innovation at CMU

By spearheading a campus-wide composting initiative at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Justin Eisinga ’15 is able to combine his two great...

Cultivating Creation in the Workplace

James Cuthbert ’09 owns and operates Urban Green, a company that creates indoor gardens and green spaces in offices and homes across southern Ontario.

A Bustling, Bee-Certified Campus

Redeemer's core capstone course achieves a new level of creation care by making its bee friendliness official.

Advancing the Study of Hamilton’s Contaminated Waterways

As part of a year-long water quality study in Hamilton’s Chedoke Creek, student Masozi Palata is using DNA analysis to identify the source of fecal contamination in...

In Pursuit of a More Sustainable Campus

As the Redeemer community grows, the environmental science program explores sustainable options for future buildings on campus.

Creation Care in the City

Through her work with A Rocha, Amila Dreise ’13 is advancing care for creation in Hamilton and Ontario at large.

Christ-Centred Researchers

The Science Research Fellowship, which allowed high school students to contribute to university-level research with Redeemer faculty, was a major success.

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