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Environment and Society, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fredericton, Canada
The Environment and Society Program is an interdisciplinary program with courses from a number of departments which explore the root causes of environmental degradation and how society can address them. You will examine different ways of understanding the environment, the politics of environmental decision-making, and praxis - reflection and action for a sustainable world.
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By studying in the Environment and Society Program, you will learn to look at issues critically to understand causes and discover realistic solutions. You will develop advanced skills in research, as well as in written and verbal communication as you learn about complex environmental issues and work to communicate those issues as you work with others to change unsustainable cultural, economic and political systems. Environment and Society students are able to connect what they learn in class to the real world, and use that knowledge to become effective ecological citizens in all aspects of their lives. Through experiential learning opportunities, you will have direct experience of working with local organizations and agencies that are addressing environmental problems locally, provincially and nationally.

Environment & Society graduates will play a critical role in addressing the enormous challenges of the 21st century, especially the transition to a carbon-free economy. Governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals all need environmental policy analysts and researchers, environmental lawyers, ecological economists, sustainability managers, educators, motivators, and organizers. Internationally, you can work for the UN Environment Program, the World Food Program, the World Bank, or the many non-government sustainable development groups.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Society I: Introduction to Environmental Problems
  • Introduction to Environmental Praxis: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
  • Environment and Society II: Perspectives on Human-Nature Relations
  • Ecological Literacy
  • Environment and Society III: Policy, Power and Politics
  • Environmental Praxis
  • Campus Sustainability
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Work-Study Project

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. A non-refundable $55.00 ($40.00 for New Brunswick residents) application fee.
  • Please note that Bachelor of Arts applicants who have been accepted to and completed courses at St. Thomas University within the past three years are not required to pay the application fee. International students who wish to have their correspondence from the University sent to them by courier may pay an additional non-refundable $50 courier fee at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15230 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15230 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6776 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredericton

  • 1100 - 2100 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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