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What will I learn?

Acquire the necessary expertise to address the complexity of current environmental and ecological problems and future unanticipated ones.

Our Environmental Science degree prepares you for a career in natural resource management and environmental health and safety while meeting the educational components of the National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment.

Program Details:

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary degree teaching you the core aspects of environmental studies. You will be introduced to the human dimensions underlying environmental issues such as production, consumption, and ultimately disposal of natural resources.

Learn about air pollution, climate change and global warming, waste management, meteorology, energy systems and sustainability among other issues.

Apply your knowledge in practical settings such as the Quesnel River Research Centre, where students participate in groundbreaking research projects, or choose from many field schools.

Career Paths:

  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Waste management

A degree in Environmental Science at UNBC addresses the educational components of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Environmental Employment set out by the Environmental Careers Organization Canada. NOS forms the basis of the Canadian Certified Environmental Practitioner accreditation process of the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board.

Pursue graduate studies at UNBC including the Master of Science in Natural Resource and Environmental Studies, Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, and the PhD program in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$22,020.00 (US$ 16,211) per year
Student Fees: CAN $1,680; Books: CAN $1,600 (Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs)

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

Application deadline

Expected March, June 2023

Start date

4 January 2023

Venue

University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George Campus,

3333 University Way,

PRINCE GEORGE,

British Columbia (BC),

V2N 4Z9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry requirements may vary from country to country, Students who complete their studies at an appropriate high school and/or recognized post-secondary institution will be considered for admission. English language requirement: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; score of at least 230 in the computer-based test or at least 570 in the paper-based test. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules; Duolingo English Test score of 105 or higher; MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of at least 80, with a minimum of 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale; CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE (Computer Edition) Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60; A grade of B or better on Cambridge English Qualification C1 Advanced; PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country, Students who complete their studies at an appropriate high school and/or recognized post-secondary institution will be considered for admission.

English language requirement:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; score of at least 230 in the computer-based test or at least 570 in the paper-based test.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules;

Duolingo English Test score of 105 or higher;

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of at least 80, with a minimum of 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale;

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE (Computer Edition) Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60;

A grade of B or better on Cambridge English Qualification C1 Advanced;

PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Deadline: September intake: March 1; January intake: June 1.

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

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