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Environmental Health - Public Health Inspection, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Burnaby, Canada
The British Columbia Institute of Technology Environmental Health - Public Health Inspection program is applied learning at its best. Our industry-leading instructors train you to become a health inspector and environmental public health professional.
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Through legislation, education, and promotion, our graduates work with people in almost every industry to safeguard public health. It’s an important job. Our students gain current, practical experience to become certified and start working as soon as they graduate.

This Environmental Health - Public Health Inspection program at British Columbia Institute of Technology prepares students to enter the field of environmental health as professional, effective members of a multi-disciplinary health team. Graduates will be able to recognize, evaluate, and manage environmental factors that impact on human health. They will have the knowledge and skills needed to meet a growing range of environmental health roles and responsibilities, specifically:

  • expanded knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the current and evolving needs of employers, the profession, and the community;
  • a commitment to life-long learning and professional growth;
  • an appropriate combination of specialty, research, and multi-disciplinary courses that will promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Health Microbiology
  • Toxicology for Environmental Health
  • Professional and Intercultural Communication for Environmental Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with: 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • Post-secondary: 60.0 credits that include: a minimum 18.0 credits at the second year level in at least two subject areas (67%), Biology (67%), Chemistry (67%), a minimum 6.0 additional credits of science (67%)
  • Valid driver's licence

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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