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Environmental Studies

University of the Fraser Valley
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Abbotsford
January 2021

Abbotsford
May 2021

Abbotsford
September 2021

Abbotsford
January 2022
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description

Environmental Studies

UFV’s four-year Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) is a full-time program that provides you with the skills to shape business, industry, and government practices using economically and environmentally-sound principles.

Developed as an integrated and interdisciplinary program, the BES builds connections between fields such as environmental studies, art, natural sciences, and communications. The program also incorporates a regional focus by addressing the environmental needs of the Fraser Valley, including agriculture and food security, climate change, land use planning/GIS, and environmental communications.

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies is structured around a primary core of courses that engage you on questions related to human-environment relationships, resource scarcity and allocation, innovation and problem solving, environmental research, and communication of ideas and results. Courses are delivered in a face-to-face format using lecture, seminar, field-based, and technology-supported classroom experiences.

In addition, you may choose from a practicum or cooperative work placement to satisfy one of the work requirements. If you decide to combine the four-year BES with the Cooperative Education option, you need to allow for three additional semesters for degree completion.

Upon graduation, you are prepared to work as an environmental professional in Canada or abroad. Alternatively, you may also choose to pursue graduate studies or another professional designation.

Admission requirements

There are three options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)
  • Option 3: Combined post-secondary/high school admission

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program webpage. 


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Program content

Core courses include:

  • Environmental Issues and Strategies
  • Bioregional Communities
  • Environment: Science and Communications
  • Environmental Science
  • Environment: Science and Communications
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Portfolio I

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 

Qualification

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) degree

Continuing studies

Upon graduation, you are prepared to work as an environmental professional in Canada or abroad. Alternatively, you may also choose to pursue graduate studies or another professional designation.

If you plan on working in the environmental science field and seek additional professional accreditation after graduation, you may consider the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Natural Sciences) — planned for Winter 2020.

Career opportunities

Bachelor of Environmental Studies graduates are well equipped to work as environmental professionals in a variety of fields (forestry, agriculture, urban and commercial transportation planning, conservation).

You may find employment as:

  • Environmental technician
  • Sustainability manager or educator
  • Non-profit project manager
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) technician
  • Planning technician
  • Environmental advisor
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental education consultant
  • Environmental program coordinator

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...


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