What will I learn?

FEATURES:

  • Field trips enhance classroom learning
  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

UFV’s four-year Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) is a full-time program that provides you with the skills to shape business, industry, and government practices using economically and environmentally-sound principles.

Developed as an integrated and interdisciplinary program, the BES builds connections between fields such as environmental studies, art, natural sciences, and communications. The program also incorporates a regional focus by addressing the environmental needs of the Fraser Valley, including agriculture and food security, climate change, land use planning/GIS, and environmental communications.

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies is structured around a primary core of courses that engage you on questions related to human-environment relationships, resource scarcity and allocation, innovation and problem solving, environmental research, and communication of ideas and results. Courses are delivered in a face-to-face format using lecture, seminar, field-based, and technology-supported classroom experiences.

In addition, you may choose from a practicum or cooperative work placement to satisfy one of the work requirements. If you decide to combine the four-year BES with the Cooperative Education option, you need to allow for three additional semesters for degree completion.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,850.00 (US$ 13,177) per year
Student and Ancillary fees - CAN $850

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021

Venue

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,

ABBOTSFORD,

British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) and specific program entrance requirements for admission into any career, technical, or academic program. English Language Requirement: IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0; TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20; CAEL - score of 70; PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing; Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) min C; Cambridge - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – A; MELAB - score of 85.

For international students

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) and specific program entrance requirements for admission into any career, technical, or academic program.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • CAEL - score of 70
  • PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • MELAB - score of 85

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of the Fraser Valley offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
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About this uni

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers over 100 study programs in over 30 subject areas, ranging from accounting to graphic design.

  • UFV is nationally recognized for its outstanding reputation
  • Provides over 75 study abroad destinations
  • Main campus has free shuttle bus services for students
  • UFV students get the opportunity to work with major employers