Environmental Management

As part of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, our Environmental Management program will provide you with a sound understanding of natural processes in environmental ecosystems, including a strong background in forest environments and technical experience using industry-standard geomatics tools. 

Our Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management shares a common curriculum with the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry for the first two years.Through a specialization, you will delve deeper into the areas of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management, Conservation Planning and Management, and Sustainable Land Use.

Upon graduation from your Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management, you will be eligible to receive your Environmental Professional Certification from ECO Canada. If you decide to pursue the Wildlife Conservation and Management specialization, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society of America.

Lakehead Advantage

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Each year employers from across Canada visit our campus to recruit due to our great reputation for providing students with the hands-on experience needed to excel in the workforce. As a graduate you will have your pick of exciting career opportunities in Thunder Bay and beyond.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to receive your Environmental Professional Certification from ECO Canada. If you decide to pursue the Wildlife Conservation and Management specialization, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society of America. This feature is unique to Lakehead University and provides you with an impressive professional advantage.

Transfer Options

It’s easy to transfer to Lakehead. Our pathway and general transfer policies are designed to help you maximize your credits from your current or previous studies at either college or university – or even both. 

There are a number of ways to transfer to Lakehead. Let us help you achieve your degree completion goals. For more information regarding specific admission requirements from college or university, check out the “Admissions Requirement” tab above and select your most recent level of study.

 

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International Secondary School/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
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  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Environmental Management (Co-op Available)
    Degree:
    Environmental Management
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 3 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Math 31, Physics 30, or World Geography 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), 3 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Computer Science (ISC4U), Geography (1 of: CGO4M, CGR4U, CGU4M, or CGW4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 3 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Math 31, Physics 30, or World Geography 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, 3 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Computer Science 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Human Geography 12, Physical Geography, Physics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, 3 from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Math, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, 3 from: Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Applied Math 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Computer Science 40S, Physics 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, or World Geography 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), 3 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Computer Science (ISC4U), Geography (1 of: CGO4M, CGR4U, CGU4M, or CGW4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted. College transfer students entering via a transfer pathway are not required to satisfy these specific prerequisite requirements.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
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    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 3 from: Academic Math 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Physics 3204, or World Geography 3202
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, 3 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Global Geography 12, Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Physics 12.
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Only one Geography course may be used.
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, 3 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Chemistry 621A, Computer Studies 621A, Foundations of Math 621A, Physics 621A, or Pre-Calculus 621B
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), 6 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), Chemistry (NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), 3 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Computer Science (ISC4U), Geography (1 of: CGO4M, CGR4U, CGU4M, or CGW4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, 3 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Computer Science 30, Geography 30, Physics 30, or Pre-Calculus 30


As a first year Environmental Management student you will share the same curriculum as the Forestry students. This is in order to gain a broad understanding of Natural Resource Management topics and issues before specializing after your second year. Required first year courses include:

  • Natural Resources Management 0190 – Writing Across the Curriculum

  • Natural Resources Management 1094 - Fieldschool

  • Natural Resources Management 1010 – Canadian Forest Plant Species

  • Natural Resources Management 1110 – Natural Resources Inventory I  

  • Natural Resources Management 1330 – Natural Resources Biometrics I

  • Natural Resources Management 1071 – Business Principles in Natural Resources Management

  • Biology 1110 – Animal Biology 

  • Biology 1130 – Plant Biology

  • Chemistry 1050 – Foundations of Chemistry I OR Chemistry 1110 – Introductory Chemistry

  • Economics 2014 – Basic Economics Theory

  • Geography 1170  – The Environment with Laboratory

  • Geology 1131 – Crust of the Earth with Laboratory

Additionally, you will be required to complete the non-academic First Aid Certificate to prepare you for fieldwork courses in your upper years of study.

Co-op Placement

During your undergrad you will have the opportunity to participate in our co-operative education program to gain rewarding experiences in the industry and acquire practical skills that go beyond typical fieldwork and research opportunities.

 

Certification

Upon graduation from your Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management, you will be eligible to receive your Environmental Professional Certification from ECO Canada. If you decide to pursue the Wildlife Conservation and Management specialization, you will be eligible for accreditation as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society of America.

 

Undergraduate Research

As Canada’s #1 Undergraduate Research University, we make research in your undergraduate years a reality.

Our faculty also regularly contributes to international projects related to sustainability and environmental literacy, further establishing Lakehead University as a leader in the field. For more information, visit our International Projects page.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Environmental Management and Natural Resources Management (HBEM, HBScF)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$350.00
$1,257.13
$7,591.64
$3,795.82
$3,795.82
$1,196.90
$1,326.12
$598.45
$663.06
2
$5,955.86
$350.00
$1,237.13
$7,542.99
$3,771.50
$3,771.49
$1,191.17
$1,320.39
$595.59
$660.20
3
$5,915.30
$800.00
$1,237.13
$7,952.43
$3,976.22
$3,976.21
$1,183.06
$1,312.28
$591.53
$656.14
4
$5,398.29
$1,000.00
$1,237.13
$7,635.42
$3,817.71
$3,817.71
$1,079.66
$1,208.88
$539.83
$604.44
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$350.00
$1,257.13
$26,607.13
$13,303.57
$13,303.56
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
2
$25,000.00
$350.00
$1,237.13
$26,587.13
$13,293.57
$13,293.56
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
3
$25,000.00
$800.00
$1,237.13
$27,037.13
$13,518.57
$13,518.56
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
4
$25,000.00
$1,000.00
$1,237.13
$27,237.13
$13,618.57
$13,618.56
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den)SABWF99.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF120.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF63.20
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 407.38
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF138.24
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.12
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 829.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay) 1,237.13

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year
- Undergraduate Full-Time  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee SORIE20.00
Total Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay): 1,237.13
 TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Students - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay):
  1,257.13
2020-21 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Athletic Building FeeSABWF19.809.90
Student Athletic SocietySATHF24.0412.02
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.646.32
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
Lakehead University Services Subtotal: 81.4840.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 27.6513.82
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00
LUSU fees Subtotal: 47.7523.87
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 129.2264.61
    
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees For Part-Time Undergraduate First Year Students: Amount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Orientation and First Year Experience Fee (Flat Fee - not per course)SORIE75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.2264.61
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate First Year/First Course (Thunder Bay): 204.22139.61
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO144.35
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO138.24
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.46
LUSU Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 750.15
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) 934.51

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 First Year Students

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Fees Total 934.51
Total 954.51
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount Per Course (1.0FCE)Amount Per Half Course (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees
   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO19.239.62
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.646.32
Lakehead Services Fees Subtotal: 36.8718.44
Lakehead University Student Union Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO27.6513.82
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 31.5615.78
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 79.6239.81
    
First Year Part-Time Orillia Students:   
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee (Flat fee - Not per course)SORIO75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia) 79.6239.81
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course/First Course, First Year (Orillia) 154.62114.81
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHH96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMH25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAH63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUHS138.24
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.12
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 605.80
Georgian/Barrie U-Pass Fee **SLBUB172.00
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 962.16

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** 
The Georgian/Barrie Bus Pass Fee (SLBUB):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Lakehead-Georgian (Barrie) - Non-Engineering
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIB75.00
LUSU and LU Services and Bus Pass Subtotal 962.16
Total 982.16
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount Per Course (1.0 FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHH19.23
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMH5.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAH12.64
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 36.87
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Activity FeeSLUHS27.65
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.40
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF3.49
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time (Per Course) Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 79.62