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What will I learn?

Why study Conservation Biology?

This program will teach you to apply the principles of biology, ecology, social science, economics, and statistics to the conservation of species and landscapes. From ecosystem management to endangered species conservation, you’ll learn how to help protect natural spaces and promote ecological well being for the benefit of all.

Why study Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta?

Our BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences gives you the opportunity to study and develop real-world solutions for environmental issues such as land conservation, water conservation, biodiversity, and adaptation to climate change. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a three-week field school as well as a project-based capstone course.

Possible Careers

  • Agrologist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental / Aboriginal Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Land Reclamation Specialist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Ornithologist
  • Park Warden
  • Parks and Protected Areas Manager
  • Restoration Biologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Wildlife / Conservation Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$29,500.00 (US$ 21,392) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students applying directly from high school. English Language Requirements: A score of at least 90 on the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet-based) with no less than 21 on each band, A score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with no band less than 6.0 (see Note 4); A score of at least 61 on the PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with no less than 60 in each communicative skill.

For international students

Students applying directly from high school.

English language Requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: At least 90 with a minimum score of 21 points in each section

IELTS(Academic): At least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

CanTEST(Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees): At least 4.5, with no part lower than 4

PTE(Academic) : At least 61, with no less than 60 in each communicative skill

CAEL(Canadian Academic English Language assessment) Either CAEL (paper) or CAEL CE (computer): A score of at least 70, with no band less than 60

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2021

Extension: June 1, 2021

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About University of Alberta

One of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta has an international reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked among top 100 universities in the world (CWUR, 2021)
  • 18 faculties, offering more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • Students from over 150 countries
  • 81st in the world for research impact (NTU Ranking 2019)

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