B.A. On Campus

Arts and Science in Environment

48 months
18515 CAD/year
9527 CAD/year
8244 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Help contribute to a future we can all be proud of with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE). Cape Breton University’s first fully interdisciplinary degree, the BASE program takes advantage of the natural resources available among the breathtaking scenery on Cape Breton Island. 


Key facts

With dedicated professors and unprecedented research opportunities, the breadth of Cape Breton University’s Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment program ensures graduates have wide-ranging skill sets. When you enroll in BASE, you are immersed in three streams simultaneously: a science concentration; an arts/social science concentration; and a core set of environment-themed courses specially designed for this program.

Each year, the themes of these courses may change to reflect our world-class faculty’s specialties or timely environmental issues. Respect for, and inclusion of, Indigenous knowledge is a guiding principle of BASE. All students will have the opportunity to take Mi’kmaq Studies courses toward their degree, preparing you to be an active and responsible agent in the development of sustainable environmental practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Canadian Environmental Perspectives
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics
  • Geology
  • Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An overall average of 65% is required for all students applying to most CBU credit programs based on high school performance. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs.
  • If space permits, CBU will accept all candidates who can verify that they have met the minimum entry requirements established by CBU for the programs in which they wish to enroll.
  • Note: CBU does not guarantee that applications completed after August 1, will be processed for September registration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18515 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18515 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9527 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9527 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8244 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8244 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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