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Environmental Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (BCR) Victoria, Canada
The Environmental Studies program of University of Victoria, British Columbia encourages students to engage in community-based research to developing community action plans or working on local ecological restoration projects, you will make an impact on real issues affecting local and international communities.
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Overview

During the Environmental Studies program of University of Victoria, British Columbia students will study the relationship between social, cultural, economic, political and ecological systems. Examine how human activities affect the landscape, and develop integrated approaches to solving environmental problems.

Areas of focus

  • Ecological restoration
  • Ethnoecology
  • Political ecology

Career paths

Our students are ideal candidates for jobs in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Learning to work collaboratively with local and international communities, First Nations, government agencies, environmental and other non-governmental organizations and corporations builds critical skills in consultation and consensus-building.

  • Environmental lawyer
  • Environmental consultant/manager
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Environmental journalist
  • Forestry technician
  • Landscaping manager
  • Conservation specialist
  • Park manager
  • Water system supervisor
  • Horticulturalist
  • Restoration ecologist
  • Sustainability professional/consultant

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:

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Ecological Processes
  • Directed Experiential Learning in Ecological Restoration
  • Political Ecology
  • Capitalism, Justice and Sustainability
  • Environmental Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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