Elective requirements differ depending on your choice to complete either the 75-hour practicum or major research paper:

  • Students completing the practicum: nine electives (27 credits)
  • Students completing the major research paper: eight electives (24 credits)

A minimum number of core courses must be taken prior to enrolling in electives; please check with your program coordinator for individual details. You may take one 3-credit course from the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice elective list.

Electives are taught at a variety of post-secondary institutions in the following subject areas:

  • Communication
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Environmental management
  • Global issues
  • Law
  • Policy, governance and administration
  • Project management
  • Sustainable community development

Sample Elective Offering

Please contact the program office for the current elective offering.

Royal Roads University

  • JUST 305: Civil and Administrative Law
  • JUST 403: Comparative Global Legal Approaches and Philosophies
  • COMM 415: Global Communication
  • COMM 480: Media Policy, Politics, Economics and Law

Athabasca University

  • CRJS 420: Environmental Protection and Enforcement
  • SOCI 348: Sociology of Environment and Health
  • ENVS 435: Transformative Change in Building Sustainable Communities
  • GOVN 390: Public Policy and Administrative Governance
  • POLI 325: Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy

British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • PRKS 3110: Law and its Administration I (2 credits – must also take PRKS 3120)*
  • PRKS 3120: Law and its Administration II (2 credits – must also take PRKS 3110)*

Cape Breton University

  • PUBH 4105: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  • PUBH 4106: Public Health Education

Memorial University

  • ECON 3080: Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
  • MSTM 4004: Marine Environmental Management

Royal Military College of Canada

  • CCE 386: Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
  • CCF 306: Gestion des matieres dangereuses
  • CCF 386: Introduction aux systèmes de gestion de l’environnement

Simon Fraser University

  • SD381: Sustainable Community Development Theory and Practice
  • SD481: Social Enterprise for Sustainable Community Development
  • SD483: Leadership for Sustainable Community Development


  • ENV 3015: Evaluation environnementale
  • ENV 3024: Economie et gestion de l'environnement 
  • ENV 3140: Les normes environnementales 
  • ENV 4016: Amenagement du territoire et environnement
  • ENV3022: Gestion environnementale du milieu urbain
  • ENV 5000: Environnement et communication

University of British Columbia

  • FRST 421: Integrated Resources Management

University of Guelph

  • EDRD 3450DE: Watershed Planning Practice
  • ENVS 3000DE: Nature Interpretation
  • POLS 3370DE: Environmental Politics and Governance

University of Victoria

  • ADMN 311: Introduction to Public Administration
  • ER 314: Ethical, Legal and Policy Concepts of Environmental Restoration
  • ER 351: Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products and their Management
  • ER 352: Non Timber Forest Products and Sustainable Use by Major Forest Zones

*Students taking BCIT’s PRKS 3110 and PRKS3120 will graduate with one extra credit.