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Human Dimensions of Environmental Management

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Human Dimensions of Environmental Management?

Why study Human Dimensions of Environmental Management?

In this program, you’ll learn how to use collective action, policies, institutions, and management approaches to influence environmental and natural resources issues. You’ll also develop a scientific understanding of environmental change, with a focus on the social context through which environmental issues are addressed.

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies degree?

Why take the BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences / Bachelor of Native Studies combined degree?

This five-year program, offered jointly by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Native Studies, focuses on Indigenous history, politics, and cultural values, natural resource management, and the stewardship of Indigenous lands, within the context of government policies and industrial development. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a three-week environmental field school.

Human Dimensions of Environmental Management is the required major for this degree.

Possible Careers

  • Conservationist
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Communications Officer
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Training Specialist
  • Food Processing Plant Supervisor
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Indigenous Relations Advisor
  • Indigenous Relations Specialist
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Naturalist Park Interpreter
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Researcher
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Advisor

Alex, from Balzac, is an Agriculture and Resource Economics student, VP Academic of the Agriculture Club, and a member of the UAlberta cheerleading team. Alex also helps out during harvest and calving on her family's mixed farm, and helps run the online side of the business.

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Options
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Biology 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.


Fall application: March 1, 2022

Extension: May 1, 2022

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.


  • Social Studies 30-1 or History Americas 30 (IB) is recommended.
  • Courses completed in the Green Certificate program from the Government of Alberta can be used for admission as an Option. Course code range from OTH 9900 to OTH 9929

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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