The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice is a degree completion program for self-motivated learners, 60 credits in length, and can be accomplished in as little as two and a half years – depending on your academic schedule and applicable transfer credit(s).
Understanding the rising need for flexible education, years 3 and 4 of the program is delivered online. Core content provides a comprehensive foundation in environmental practices, and through a wide selection of elective courses from universities and colleges across Canada, you’ll be able to maintain a broad but distinctive industry focus – or hone in on your specific field of interest.
Students taking the 4-year degree offered through common foundations will complete the first two years of the undergraduate program on campus. You'll learn how academic subjects can be applied through a design-thinking process for problem-solving. Working in teams, you’ll consult with community experts to design and implement local responses to global issues. Along the way, you’ll develop skills related to communication, leadership, teamwork, research, and systems thinking. Instead of just learning the theory and history of academic subjects, you’ll also learn how knowledge in these areas can be applied to help us to analyze, interpret and respond to complex global challenges in more informed, comprehensive and ethical ways. Years 3 and 4 will be completed online.
To demonstrate your learning and understanding of the topics covered in this program, you will complete either a 75-hour practicum or major research paper, both of which are developed with the guidance of your instructor and involve regular progress check-ins. Your practicum begins with a project proposal, developed between you, your workplace supervisor and your instructor, and in addition to maintaining a journal to document your experience, you’ll be required to schedule and plan all parts of your project. The research paper requires a literature review and appropriate research, progress reports and a draft for instructor approval prior to submitting your completed work.
View the courses that make up the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice.
For more information about the program, delivery model, and how to apply, contact an enrolment advisor.