Placeholder image for Environmental Science

Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Terrace, Canada
The Environmental Science Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary degree in which students take a core curriculum along with an area of specialization.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Why to study

The core curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental biological, chemical, physical and applied aspects integral to the field of environmental science. In addition, students receive exposure to many of the human dimensions that underlie environmental issues. This approach ensures a uniform preparation among students and allows for the development of a diversity of expertise nec, essary to address the complexity of present environmental problems and future unanticipated ones.

The Environmental Science degree at the University of Northern British Columbiahas been designed in part to address educational components of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Environmental Employment set out by Environmental Careers Organization (ECO Canada). The NOS forms the basis of the Canadian Certified Environmental Practitioner (CCEP) accreditation process of the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB).

Undergraduate students are required to take a total of 93 credit hours of program core requirements in addition to an Area of Specialization as indicated below. The Area of Specialization allows students to develop expertise within an area of their interest. The major requires elective credit hours as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 126 credit hours, including any additional credit hours necessary to meet the Academic Breadth requirement of the University (see Undergraduate Academic Regulation 15).  Students needing to improve their communication skills should take ENGL 170-3 Writing and Communication Skills or NRES 100-3 Communication in NRES as an elective.  Note that ENGL 170-3 also fulfills the Academic Breadth requirement for Arts and Humanities. Other areas of Academic Breadth are covered in the major.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Continually accepting applications

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Biology Laboratory
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
  • Introductory Physics II: Waves and Electricity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

UNBC welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. International secondary and post-secondary credentials are considered. International students must meet the equivalent of the criteria outlined for High School Admission and University Transfer in British Columbia. Admission is based on the comparison of standards for credentials and grading in the country of origin. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?