Diploma in Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation
†ERS 335 must be completed before ENVS 469
The Diploma in Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation is available to all undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. To be awarded the Diploma, students must complete the complement of courses listed below with an overall average of 70%. Students achieving an overall average of 80% in the six required and elective courses will be awarded a Diploma with Distinction.
Two courses: ERS 335†, ENVS 469
Four of: BIOL 351, BIOL 354, BIOL 457, BIOL 470, ENVS 444/REC 437, ERS 234, ERS 283, ERS 340, ERS 341, ERS 382, ERS 383/BIOL 383, ERS 484/GEOG 404, GEOG 368/PLAN 341, GEOG 381/PLAN 381, GEOG 387/PLAN 387, GEOG 405, PLAN 340
Diploma in Environmental Assessment
The Diploma in Environmental Assessment is available to all University of Waterloo students.
The requirements for the successful completion of this diploma are five courses (three core and two elective), with a minimum overall cumulative average of 65%.
Three courses: ERS 215, ERS 315, ERS 415
Two additional courses must be taken. They must be selected from any two of the following four lists (no two courses can be from the same list):
Courses that study the biophysical environment:
BIOL 351, BIOL 354, BIOL 447, BIOL 490, BIOL 498, EARTH 342, EARTH 358, EARTH 458, ERS 383/BIOL 383, GEOG 405, HLTH 340
Skills courses on modeling, surveying, and other information gathering and analysis:
BIOL 470, EARTH 456, ENBUS 308, ENVE 573, ENVS 278, ENVS 444/REC 437, ERS 375, ERS 382, GEOG 281/PLAN 281, GEOG 319/PLAN 320, SDS 311R
Courses on related approaches to planning, analysis, and problem solving:
BIOL 455, CIVE 230, ECON 357, ENVE 391, ENVS 201, ENVS 220, ERS 335, ERS 372, GEOG 356, PACS 202, PACS 313, PACS 323, PLAN 471
Courses that involve material useful for case application of environmental assessment and related approaches to planning analysis, and problem solving:
ENVE 577, ENVS 401, ERS 317, ERS 404/PSCI 432, ERS 461/GEOG 461, ERS 462/GEOG 462/PSCI 488, ERS 484/GEOG 404, GEOG 368/PLAN 341, GEOG 391, GEOG 407, GEOG 459, PLAN 340, PLAN 432/GEOG 432/HLTH 420, PLAN 440
Many of the courses listed have prerequisites. Students are advised to check course descriptions for details.
Diploma of Excellence in Geographic Information Systems
The Diploma of Excellence in Geographic Information Systems is available to any student who completes the courses below and satisfies the minimum grade requirement. Students must attain a minimum overall average of 80% for the five courses required for the Diploma.
GEOG 281/PLAN 281, GEOG 381/PLAN 381, GEOG 387/PLAN 387, GEOG 481/PLAN 481, GEOG 487/PLAN 487