Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

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Why Environment at Waterloo?

Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

Waterloo Environment students are unlike any other. From exploring the impact of climate change in the arctic to working on greener policies to creating better housing solutions, you’ll join a community of students who are already leaving their mark on the world. Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

Study a range of environmental and sustainability issues in a community that cares and supports each other through the thick and thin of university life.


Be part of our vision for a more sustainable future. Our interdisciplinary research and applied, experiential learning are focused on making our planet a better place for current and future generations.

Environment programs

What environmental or sustainability problems are you passionate about?

Whether it’s the climate crisis, food security, corporate sustainability, fast fashion, developing greener neighbourhoods, or something else, we have a program for you. Apply to one of our 10 direct-entry programs on the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).

Discover how to choose a program in the Faculty of Environment →


At Waterloo, you have two great ways to study: co-op or regular. Whether you opt for co-op, where you’ll alternate between study and work terms, or choose a traditional four-year program, studying from September to May with summers off, you’ll leave with a world-class education from Canada’s most innovative university.


Graduate with up to 20 months of work experience


Grow your network while exploring different jobs and industries

Which Environment programs offer co-op?

The types of jobs you can apply for may vary by program. Past co-op employers of Environment students include:

  • Environment Canada
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Microsoft Canada
  • Earth Day Canada
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • The United Nations
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
  • The Government of Madagascar
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Statistics Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Stantec

Learn more about co-op at Waterloo →

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