What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice at Royal Roads University goes beyond the basics to build the skills, knowledge and next-level insight that you need for a constructive science- or technology-focused environmental career.

To fully explore and implement sustainable decision-making for the environment, you need a balance of relevant interdisciplinary knowledge and real-world application. This approach is exercised throughout the Bachelor of Science 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 BA 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 including a minimum of 18 science credits, 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 including a minimum of 18 science credits, seeking:

Environmental professional (EP) certification (this program fulfills the academic requirements)
Academic upgrading
Career development, including managerial qualifications

Which department am I in?

School of Environment and Sustainability

Study options

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

Tuition fees
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Start date

7 September 2020, 11 January 2021, 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

Standard Admission

Minimum of 60 post-secondary arts and/or science credits (18 must be science credits, nine of which must be at the second-year level), with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution; or
Completion of the Certificate in Environmental Practice (CEP) program (18 must be science credits, nine of which must be at the second-year level) 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).

Flexible Admission

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 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 88 overall with a minimum 24 in writing and 20 in listening, reading and speaking

Pearson Test of English – Academic (PTE-A): 60 overall with a minimum 60 in writing and speaking and 58 minimum in listening and reading

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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

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