• Application Deadline
  • 30 months
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice at Royal Roads University goes beyond the basics to build the skills, knowledge and next-level insight that you need for a constructive science- or technology-focused environmental career. 


To fully explore and implement sustainable decision-making for the environment, you need a balance of relevant interdisciplinary knowledge and real-world application. This approach is exercised throughout the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice curriculum taught at Royal Roads University, and especially in the final phase of the program where you select to complete either a 75-hour practicum or major research paper.

Who It’s For
  • Individuals with 2+ years of post-secondary education including a minimum of 18 science credits, seeking to complete their undergraduate degree or enter the environmental sector with a career-focused, second degree;
  • Professionals in the environmental sector with 2+ years of post-secondary education including a minimum of 18 science credits, seeking:
  • Environmental professional (EP) certification (this program fulfils the academic requirements);
  • Academic upgrading;
  • Career development, including managerial qualifications;

Designed for learners with a strong scientific background, this online program is well-suited to process-driven individuals interested in environmental regulation, remediation, sustainable energy management and more. By studying alongside and from a network of diverse peers, knowledge and critical thinking benefit significantly from the shared learning experience. Students entering this program have already completed a minimum of 60 credits or 2+ years of post-secondary education with at least 18 science credits.

Delivery Model

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice at RRU is delivered entirely online to meet your flexible education needs, and leverages partnerships with universities and colleges across Canada to provide a wide upper-level elective offering. This program is for self-motivated learners, is 60 credits in length and can be completed in as little as two and a half years, depending on your schedule and applicable transfer credit(s).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      PROGRAM LENGTH - 2.5+ years (degree completion)
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Processes

  • Environmental Management Tools

  • Environmental Economics

  • Tools for Business Decision Making

  • Public Policy Formulation
  • Statistical Literacy and Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development: Ideas and Applications
  • Communications Skills: Writing in the Workplace

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 60 post-secondary arts and/or science credits (18 must be science credits, nine of which must be at the second-year level), with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution; or
  • Completion of the Certificate in Environmental Practice (CEP) program (18 must be science credits, nine of which must be at the second-year level) at Royal Roads University, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33).
  • Applicants who have the required 60 post-secondary credits, but who don't meet the minimum GPA requirement, should have at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2039 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2039 CAD per module and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    830 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 CAD per module and a duration of 30 months.
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  • *Tuition fees per 3 credit course.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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