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Environment, Earth, and Resources

UTP Stage II: Environment, Earth, and Resources

UTP Stage II: Environment, Earth, and Resources is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree from UM’s Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Tackle environmental issues that challenge the future of our planet in the only faculty in Canada that brings together experts from a variety of disciplines to offer multiple perspectives of the Earth.



  • 3 terms


  • January
  • May
  • September


  • Winnipeg

Your pathway to the University of Manitoba

High school
2nd year University of Manitoba

Why choose UM’s Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources?

  • Geoscience is a regulated, professional practice in Canada and graduates from the Earth Science program are eligible to become registered members of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
  • The UM Department of Geology is over 100 years old, making it the oldest in Western Canada.
  • The Physical Geography program has more graduates hired by Environment Canada than any other program in Canada.
  • The Bachelor of Environmental Science is a Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission accredited program.
  • A co-operative education program is available to students in certain degree programs.
  • Further information on the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources website is available.

Second year of your University of Manitoba degree

Once you successfully complete ICM’s UTP Stage II: Environment, Earth, and Resources program, you are ready to apply into your second year at UM in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography)
  • Bachelor of Science (Physical Geography)^
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science^
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies^
  • Bachelor of Science (Earth Science)
    • Geology, Geophysics

^Cooperative education option available

To be eligible to progress to second year at UM, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at ICM and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 upon completion of UTP Stage II. Please see the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources admissions bulletin and the UM Course Calendar regarding admission requirements for this specific program. Students who meet the UTP Stage II completion requirements but who do not meet the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources’ admissions requirements and competitive GPA will be eligible to apply to either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, subject to UM’s admissions regulations.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources are in demand worldwide and are often employed in oil and gas, mining, and exploration industries, as well as environmental consulting, engineering firms, and government departments and agencies. Visit the University of Manitoba’s Career Services website to view the Career Compass to research your future career path through this faculty.

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