Cape Breton University

Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment

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Program Information

School:Cape Breton University
Faculty:School of Arts and Social Sciences
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Physical Sciences, Other
Description:Help contribute to a future we can all be proud of with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE). CBU’s first fully interdisciplinary degree, the BASE program takes advantage of the natural resources available among the breathtaking scenery on Cape Breton Island. The BASE program reflects a university-wide commitment to teaching and research in environment and sustainability, and is enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With dedicated professors and unprecedented research opportunities, the breadth of the BASE program ensures graduates have wide-ranging skill sets. When you enroll in BASE, you are immersed in three streams simultaneously: a science concentration; an arts/social science concentration; and a core set of environment-themed courses specially designed for this program.

Each year, the themes of these courses may change to reflect our world-class faculty’s specialties or timely environmental issues. Respect for, and inclusion of, Indigenous knowledge is a guiding principle of BASE. All students will have the opportunity to take Mi’kmaq Studies courses toward their degree, preparing you to be an active and responsible agent in the development of sustainable environmental practices.

URL:Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment at Cape Breton University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,579
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
Program requirements are as follows: 75% average, English 12 (academic or advanced), Math 12 (academic or advanced), Science 12 (biology, chemistry or physics) and 2 additional academic or advanced level courses.
Additional Admission Requirements:

    Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment Letter of Interest is required. As well, if your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU's English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 06, 2023