Acadia University

Campus in Wolfville, Nova Scotia


  • Biology (BSc, MSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc, MSc)
  • Environmental Geoscience (BSc)
  • Geology (BSc, MSc)
  • Applied Geomatics (MSc)
  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA)

Co-op option: No

Why Go Here?

Acadia U offers small class sizes and award-winning faculty, providing more opportunities for personalized education. Environmental and Sustainability Studies welcomes approximately 25 students each year into a network of students, graduates and professionals. 


Applied Learning

The school emphasizes hands-on, engaged learning. Environmental Science students take several laboratory and field courses. Environmental and Sustainability Studies is a dynamic and interdisciplinary program, heavily focused on practical application. Fourth year projects include designing and implementing a sustainable community program. 


Extracurricular Activities

Acadia Community Farm is operated by students, providing food for the dining hall and local food bank as well as community education about organic and sustainable growing. Students have access to the K.C. Irving Environmental Sciences Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens & Woodland Trails.  


Best Natural Feature 

Acadia U's campus boasts an incredible view of Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin, known for the highest tides in the world. Students can access beautiful wildlife and natural settings just minutes from classrooms or residence. The Annapolis Valley is perfect for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and exploring.   

Join a national network of environmentally-minded students