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Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Practice

Transition into the environmental sector with an environmental degree.


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Royal Roads Universdity

A bachelor's degree matters for most environmental jobs. In fact, 72% of job vacancies linked to Canada's green economy require a bachelor's degree.

Start your environmental career with the innovative online Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Practice (BEP) offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE), a partnership between Royal Roads University and ECO Canada.

Professionals who are seeking to complete their undergraduate degree or enter the environmental sector with a career-focused, second degree will gain practical, workplace-ready environmental skillset grounded in critical thinking and theory.

Choose the Bachelor of Environmental Practice program to:

  • Gain practical skills and knowledge including environmental management tools, sustainable development applications and environmental law.
  • Earn practical environmental experience by completing a 6-week internship or comprehensive research report.
  • Meet educational requirements for ECO Canada’s Environmental Professional (EP) Certification
  • Build management and leadership skills for the environmental sector.

About the Program

Choose between a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) depending on your goals and educational background.

The BSc is designed for process-driven individuals with a strong scientific background and are interested in environmental regulation, remediation, sustainable energy management and more.

The BA is designed for individuals with a broad awareness of current and potential environmental issues; big-picture thinkers interested in developing their critical thinking ability and environmental knowledge while building a diverse network of peers to learn from and with.

See the full program details to help you decide which one is right for you:

Core Courses

In order to complete your degree, you’ll select a Program Capstone: choose from either a 75-hour practicum or a major research paper with guidance from your instructor.

  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development: Ideas and Application
  • Ethics and Environment
  • Leadership and Management for Environmental Practitioners
  • Public Policy Formulation
  • Statistical Literacy and Critical thinking
  • Environmental Management Tools
  • Environmental Economics
  • Global Processes
  • Tools for Business Decision Making
  • Sustainable Development: Ideas and Application

Apply Today

The next intake starts January 15, 2018.

Apply by December 15, 2017 on the Royal Roads University website: