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Sustainable Practices, B.A.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bothell, WA, United States
By blending coursework in natural sciences, environmental studies, social sciences, management, and technology, Cascadia Community College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices provides a pathway to careers in the green industry.  
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Graduates of this Sustainable Practices program at Cascadia Community College will learn the skills necessary to plan and implement sustainability approaches to how we live and work by managing complex projects for government agencies, private and non-profit organizations, water, energy, and agriculture industries, construction management firms, and educational institutions.

There is no other degree like this in Washington state.

Imagine a green job where you're...

  • Helping local companies save energy through behavioral changes and operational improvements
  • Restoring habitat in urban forests and natural areas for native fish and wildlife species
  • Increasing access to healthy, local foods for low-income households

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biodiversity
  • Economics of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Chemistry, Pollution, & Waste Management
  • Social Perspectives in Sustainable Practices 
  • Earth Systems and Global Climate Change
  • Statistics for Research in Sustainable Practices

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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: B
Recommended score: B+

A general 2.0 GPA (B or higher) in the first two years of university are required.  Specific course requirements for acceptance are listed on our application page. 

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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • If you are an international student on F1 Visa status, please complete international application. If you have previously applied to Cascadia and have a Cascadia student ID number, you do not need to re-apply.
  • Most courses at Cascadia require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing, and math in order to determine whether or not a student is prepared to succeed in the courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2320 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2320 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    2172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2172 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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