What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BScES) program presents an exciting opportunity to combine practical laboratory and fieldwork skills with theoretical knowledge in a team-based program.

Designed to build on your existing knowledge and experience in environmental science, the program offers courses in environmental management, economics, law, communications, and sustainable development as well as chemistry, hydrology, ecotoxicology, and ecology. This program will increase your ability to analyze problems, recognize the complexity of environmental issues and then apply problem-solving skills using the techniques of science, social science, and the humanities.

You’ll gain the academic and social skills necessary to assume leadership positions in industry, government, environmental consulting and many other possible careers.

Encompassing years three and four of a four-year undergraduate degree, we give you the chance to complete your degree through a 12-month on-campus option or a two-year blended delivery model that combines online and on-campus learning.

Who It’s For

You’re ready to be the change you want to see in the world.

Ideally suited for anyone interested in building upon past educational and work experiences to become an effective environmental professional, this program will allow you to enter and advance in the field.

You're looking for:

  • A challenging interdisciplinary course of study.
  • The opportunity to develop your individual laboratory skills. Our small class sizes mean you will develop your skills by working without partners.
  • The development of a strong learning community. Your classes will typically be in the 30-45 student range, allowing you to truly get to know your classmates, staff, and faculty.
  • The opportunity to develop your online and research skills with the support of our faculty and library staff.
  • The development of your team and people skills. In today’s work environment, these skills are highly sought by employers.

Which department am I in?

School of Environment and Sustainability

Study options

Full Time (1-2 years (degree completion))

Tuition fees
CAN $41,580 for the entire course. This fee is for 2019 and subject to change in the coming year.

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

Start date

8 September 2020, 7 September 2021

Venue

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V9B 5Y2, Canada

Online/Distance with attendance (1-2 years (degree completion))

Tuition fees
CAN $41,580 for the entire course. This fee is for 2019 and subject to change in the coming year.

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

Start date

19 April 2021

Venue

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V9B 5Y2, Canada

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

Prerequisite(s)

At a minimum, the following recognized college/university level courses, each with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade:

Six credits (two courses) in chemistry with a laboratory component in at least one course.
Six credits (two courses) in biology.
Six credits (two courses) in math or physics (may include three credits of statistics), with at least one course in linear algebra or calculus.
Six credits (two courses) in writing or communications.

Standard Admission

Completion of an approved transfer program with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) GPA.

or

Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade in each.
Completion of an Arts or Science Diploma (or 60 credits), including a minimum of 24 second-year credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Flexible Admission

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

Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade in each.
Significant, relevant 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

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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
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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