Biophysical Interactions in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems

Understanding the transport, distribution, fate and impacts of chemicals in the environment demands knowledge of a broad spectrum of cognate environmental disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics and geology. This knowledge base extends well beyond the boundaries of any single discipline.  However, the necessary multidisciplinary expertise is readily available in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Our faculty are well-positioned to meet the challenge of training well-qualified students for careers related to environmental monitoring, assessment, remediation and restoration.

Director of Program: Prof. Carl Mitchell

There are three program options (Research, Internship and Part-time) that are designed to allow flexibility for students with different backgrounds. All options draw upon a common pool of core courses.

Research Paper Option

Program I: Research Paper Option (Code is MEnvSc I)

Each student within this option will choose a Research Supervisor, who in consultation with the Program Director, will select appropriate courses for completion over two terms of instruction. The intensive research necessary for the Research Paper will normally be completed in the final summer semester.