• Application Deadline
  • 30 months
The Environmental Practice (Online) program 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. 
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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 Environmental Practice (Online) program 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.

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.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Tools for Business Decision Making
  • Statistical Literacy and Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development: Ideas and Applications
  • Communications Skills: Writing in the Workplace
  • Global Processes
  • Environmental Management Tools
  • Environmental Economics

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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). 

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

    2079 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2079 CAD per module and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    846 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 846 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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