Global Perspectives in Science
Each year, the School of the Environment offers undergraduate study abroad courses during the Inter/Summer session. This past year students went to Costa Rica and Iceland. Announcements of upcoming courses will be circulated to all students registered in School of the Environment programs.
Our undergraduate programs include the opportunity to take field courses either as a program requirement (Environmental Science) or option (Environmental Studies). Students participating in these courses undertake a series of field-based exercises at sites throughout Southwestern Ontario that address diverse environmental media and issues.
Some undergraduate courses run field trips as part of the in-class experience. Some of the field trip sites have included McGregor Quarry, Point Pelee, the Lou Romano Wastewater Treatment Plant, Chatham-Kent wind turbine farms, greenhouse facilities, experimental farms, landfills and recycling facilities.
The Faculty of Science facilitates interships for any interested science students using their extensive network of employers. Interships are typically taken for 1 semester, may count for course credit, and may be paid or unpaid.
Professors may hire undergraduate students to work in their research labs either during the regular academic year or seasonally. These paid positions provide students with real-world lab experience and may also provide opportunities for undergraduate or gradaute thesis projects.