Brock University

Campus in St. Catherines, Ontario


  • Biology (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Earth Science (BSc, MSc) (co-op)
  • Geography (BA, BSc, MA) (co-op)
  • Recreation & Leisure Studies: Outdoor Recreation (BRL)
  • Master of Sustainability (MA, MS) (co-op)
  • Tourism and Environment (BA)

Co-op option: Yes


Why Go Here?

Brock is the only Canadian university located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a living landscape model for exploring how cities, parks, farmland and natural systems can coexist in a sustainable way. The university is home to the Interdisciplinary Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and the Carins Research Complex, currently being constructed, will be a state-of-the-art facility for students and faculty to explore frontiers in green science. Brock encourages students to develop their rational/analytical thinking as well as their emotional and creative sides, offering cross-disciplinary, multi-faceted degrees. Medium-sized class in seminar settings allow students to make the most of their learning experience. 


Applied Learning

Co-op programs offer students valuable experience, combining work and academic terms over the course of their undergraduate program. Brock is part of the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology, offering several field courses for undergraduate biology students. Field trips are also a crucial part of the Earth Science program. Niagara Falls, an international tourist destination, is a local, real-world resource for Tourism & Environment students. The Tourism & Environment department offers short-duration international field courses as well as terms abroad. Options include a work term with Disney in Florida, studies with a Brock faculty member in New Zealand or Thailand, and exchanges with partner universities in Australia or the UK. 


Extracurricular Activities

The Sustainability at Brock website is a valuable resource for students interested in making their campus more environmentally friendly. A student car share program and a recycling initiative to reduce coffee cup waste are among some of the various ongoing sustainability initiatives. There are many opportunities for community involvement, a key pillar of Brock's academic plan. The Geographical Society coordinates social events and excursions including sporting events, seasonal parties and field trips. The Geology Club invites “rock hounds” from all disciplines to join. 


Best Natural Feature

Brock is located in Ontario's beautiful Niagara Peninsula. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the Niagara Escarpment by hiking the Bruce Trail and visiting Niagara Falls.

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