Learn about environmental legislation and its implementation as well as the principles of site assessment, waste management, and environmental audits. Gain knowledge of the fundamentals of air, water, and soil processes and cover the latest in green technologies. 

Human impact on the environment requires effective management practices to protect the environment. Environmental sciences offer an increasing number of career opportunities in fields as varied as ecology, occupational health and safety, physical science, bioremediation, engineering, law, and management.

No previous background is required.

This is an Open Admissions program to help you advance or change your career. Those who successfully complete this three-course program are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

What Will You Learn? 

You will learn how to: 

  • Evaluate and reduce air, water, and soil contamination.
  • Identify and formulate solutions to environmental issues.
  • Utilize technical instrumentation to conduct experiments for water, waste and site assessments. 
  • Apply effective management practices to protect the environment.
  • Develop environmental project management expertise. 
  • Evaluate Ontario/ Canadian environmental needs in compliance with regulatory requirements and the law.
  • Author and produce scientific reports and analyses. 
  • Appraise environmental problems and implement solutions using best practices and green energy technologies based in ecology, occupational health and safety, physical science, bioremediation, engineering, law, and management. 

This short course series is an excellent complement to the skills you may already possess as a professional. 

Who Should Enrol?

This course series is a good fit for both those who have obtained university undergraduate degree holders in science (for example, Chemistry or Biology), and engineering, and those without a degree but with equivalent applicable experience in the area.

Who Teaches the Courses?

Our instructors are selected through a highly competitive process and are expert practitioners in industry.


Industry and Careers

For those aspiring to be or already working in the industries of:

  • Land use and preservation
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Water-quality management and assessment
  • Air-quality management and assessment
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Environmental planning
  • Laboratory research
  • Impact assessment
  • Environmental compliance 
  • Environmental education 
  • Sustainability and environmental project management

Recommended Course Sequence

You may select and take all three courses in one term or take them in combination over a number of terms as you prefer.

Course Series Requirements

Successful completion of 3 required courses


Contact Us

Questions? Contact Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Program Director.

Email:  a2brinsm@ryerson.ca

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