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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program complements your existing knowledge in environmental science with courses in environmental management, economics, law, community relations, communications skills and sustainable development. This program will help you gain the problem solving skills necessary to assume leadership positions in business and government.

This is a degree completion program, encompassing years three and four of a four-year undergraduate degree. 

Who It’s For

Those who have completed two years post-secondary studies and who bring certain analytical skills, knowledge and awareness to environmental issues.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is an intensive 12-month program that allows students with at least two years of post-secondary education to complete an interdisciplinary environmental science bachelor’s degree in one year. The program begins each September, with a small cohort of students who work together throughout the year.

All students are involved with a major project team that spends nine months working to solve a current environmental issue for a business, government or community group. Read more about previous major projects undertaken.

Career Paths

If you are currently in a technical position, a BSc from Royal Roads University gives you the knowledge and a skill set that can open doors to a professional career. If your present training and job are narrowly specialized, you will be equipped to move into positions where breadth of expertise is important. If this is the start of your career, your broad knowledge base and your ability to analyze complex situations will be valued by prospective employers.

Graduates from this program go into a variety of fields and typically find jobs as support to senior environmental executives, environmental policy advisors in government, environmental managers in smaller municipalities or companies, and environmental consultants.