What will I learn?

Your passion for sustainable solutions drew you to a career within the environmental sector. To realize the change you’d like to see, you need a balance of practical knowledge and real-world application. This approach is exercised throughout the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice curriculum, and especially in the final phase of the program where you select to complete either a 75-hour practicum or major research paper.

With this degree, you acquire more than a practical, workplace-ready environmental skillset grounded in critical thinking and theory – this program and the BSc in Environmental Practice are the only undergraduate degrees in Canada delivered in partnership with ECO Canada.

Who It’s For

  • Individuals with 2+ years of post-secondary education 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 seeking:
  • Environmental professional (EP) certification (this program fulfils the academic requirements)
  • Academic upgrading
  • Career development, including managerial qualifications

This online program is designed for individuals with a broad awareness of current and potential environmental issues; big-picture thinkers interested in developing their critical thinking ability and environmental knowledge while building a diverse network of peers to learn from and with. You’ll be studying with individuals interested in developing their skills for the environmental sector, including professional certification and managerial qualifications.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Technology

Study options

Online/Distance (2.5+ years (degree completion))

Tuition fees
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Start date

10 May 2021

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

10 May 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completion of a two-year diploma (or equivalent), with a minimum of 60 credits overall (24 second-year credits) and a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution. English language proficiency: International English Language Testing System (Academic): 6.5 overall; minimum 6.5 in writing and speaking, minimum 6.0 in listening and reading; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (IBT): 88 overall; minimum 24 in writing; minimum 20 in listening, reading and speaking; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A): 60 overall with no section less than 58.

For international students

If you've completed some university or college courses, you may be eligible for the degree completion option, comprising of years 3 & 4 of this program.


Minimum of 60 post-secondary arts or science credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33) GPA, from a recognized post-secondary institution; or
Completion of the Certificate in Environmental Practice (CEP) program at Royal Roads University, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33). (The Certificate in Environmental Practice is no longer offered at RRU, however graduates of CEP may be eligible for admission to BEP).


Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

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.

English Language Requirements:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each band
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 60 overall with a minimum 12 reading; 20 writing; 11 listening; and 17 speaking
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic (PTE-A): 55 overall with a minimum 55 in writing and speaking skills; minimum 51 in listening and reading skills

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Confederation College
  • Niagara College
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • College of the Rockies

About Royal Roads University

Royal Roads is more than a university, it is a transformative learning and life-changing experience.

  • Set in a National Heritage Site on the Pacific coast
  • Innovative study model of personal & professional learning
  • Vibrant international student body from over 60 countries
  • Average class size of 35 allowing better access to instructors