Current Accredited Programs

32 Programs Have Been Accredited, and the List is Growing!

Explore our list of current accredited programs. These are environmental post-secondary programs that meet a national standard of excellence and align with the employability standards of a growing workforce in Canada.


Acadia University

  • Hands-on program 10 years in the making
  • Co-op program leads to graduate studies or work in the areas of Environmental Science or Geography
  • K.C. Irving Centre (KCIC), the Centre for Environmental Science, acts as a forum for synergies between Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Engineering
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2010 – 2024



Carleton University

  • Broad and interdisciplinary approach to environmental science
  • Builds invaluable networks for career opportunities after graduation
  • Courses are practical and relevant, including field camp courses, thesis preparation courses and co-op options
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2010 – 2024



CEGEP de St-Félicien

  • CEGEP de St-Félicien
  • First Francophone program to be accredited in Canada
  • The only program of its kind in Québec
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2011 – 2018



Centennial College

  • Graduates are ready for a broad range of careers in public and private sector industries, as well as research and teaching
  • Program focuses on problem solving, research, laboratory skills and field experience to prepare graduates to address today’s environmental issues
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2012 – 2019



Fleming College

  • Teaches practical field skills and applied experience
  • Students receive access to the Solar Ecology Wastewater Treatment System and Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT)
  • Program Accreditation Terms: 2010 – 2024 (1), 2012 – 2019 (2)



The King’s University

  • Program Accreditation Term: 2011 – 2019


It’s clear that King’s students have a remarkable education experience as a result of very close interaction with the faculty. This is an institution where faculty members even know all of their first year students by name.

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*This is the first Environmental Studies program to be accredited by CEAC.


Keyano College

  • Exceptional and unique opportunities by offering students additional field and hands on experience through local research projects
  • Program focuses on environmental issues, problems and solutions that are associated with natural resources
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2013 – 2020



Lakehead University

  • Campus is uniquely situated in the pristine Boreal forest of North Western Ontario and on the shores of the largest fresh water lake in the world
  • Relevant fieldwork experience complementing extensive classroom theory
  • Interdisciplinary environmental programs with knowledgeable faculty committed to mentoring their students; several faculty members have government and industrial experience
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2012 – 2019



Lakeland College

  • 95% employment rate (Class of 2014 Graduate Follow-up Survey, 2016)
  • 8 month work placements
  • Industry partners include AMEC, Syncrude, and Stantec
  • Program Accreditation Terms: 2010 – 2025 (1), 2012 – 2025 (2)



Niagara College Canada

  • Environmental Management and Assessment Post Graduate Certificate
  • Balances practical skill development with theoretical knowledge
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2010 – 2025




  • Practical skills and theory with a focus on environmental sustainability
  • Strait Area and Lunenburg Campuses
  • Portfolio-based program, where portfolios add value to programs and serve as a powerful and convincing way to demonstrate student achievement to future employers beyond a standard resume
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2011 – 2018



Royal Roads University

  • An intensive interdisciplinary cohort-based environmental science program that allows completion of third and fourth year coursework in 12 months
  • Students experience applied collaborative learning in a small class setting that culminates in a real world, nine month environmental consulting project with an external sponsor
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2012 – 2019



SAIT Polytechnic

  • Broad environmental education with significant hands-on learning and excellent ties to industry
  • Students say it’s “10 out of 10,” “Such a great program it might as well be 4 years,” and “These are dedicated instructors—and that’s refreshing.”
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2011 – 2018


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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • 93% graduate employment rate (2013-2014)
  • Resource and Environmental Law is a two-year diploma program that specializes in conservation and environmental law enforcement
  • Combines classroom learning with lab exercises, simulated field investigations, outdoor camps and work experience
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2016 – 2023



Trent University

  • Several interdisciplinary environmental science and studies degree options, and more than 80 environment courses
  • Located in a beautiful campus of forests and fields, alongside the Otonabee River
  • Professors devoted to teaching, research and action for global environmental and social change
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2010 – 2025 (1); 2018 – 2025 (5)



University of Calgary

  • Experiential learning approach combined with fundamental science linked to social outcomes
  • Students will develop critical skills in gathering and interpreting diverse data pertinent to environmental issues with a sound background in one of the following specializations: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geoscience, Physics and Statistics
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2015 – 2024



University of Manitoba

  • Annual career fair and strong rapport with alumni
  • Interdisciplinary approach helps students explore environmental issues relating to human population, sustainable resource development, pollution control, environmental health, ecosystem management, and conservation of biological diversity
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2011 – 2019



University of Ottawa

  • Interdisciplinary program that effectively addresses the different perspectives of complex environmental problems
  • A Co-op option is available with placements in federal departments, provincial and municipal agencies, industries and NGOs
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2013 – 2020



University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Located on 300 acres of green space, including a large conservation area, UTSC’s natural surroundings provides an important context and inspiration for learning
  • Co-op programs that allow students to combine their chosen program with an integrated and complementary work experience
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2012 – 2019



University of Winnipeg

  • Interdisciplinary programs allow students to customize their university education to fit their career goals
  • Many opportunities to work alongside professors as research assistants and to take field courses
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2013 – 2020



University of Toronto Mississauga

  • This is the second-largest division of U of T (Canada’s largest university)
  • Situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometers west of the university’s St. George campus in Toronto
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2017 – 2024



Vanier College

  • 3 Year professional program taught in Montréal and the Laurentian Field Station
  • Small classes to ensure hands-on training in the lab and in the field
  • Program Accreditation Term: 2013 – 2020


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