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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    150 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    50 out of 100

Included
Practicum
optional
Co-op

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-January 15-September-2022 15-September-2022
Summer-May 15-February-2023 15-February-2023
Fall-September 15-April-2023 15-April-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

UFV’s four-year Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) program provides you with the skills to shape the 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 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 both online and face-to-face formats, using lecture, seminar, field-based, and technology-supported classroom experiences.

Your program also includes a practical work experience component. You can meet this requirement through a practicum or joining the cooperative education program

Gaining such real-world experience will enhance your technical skill sets and help build your job-ready qualifications.

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

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,472

Total costs

yearly

$7,116

Cost of living

1 person

$5,616

Accommodation

1 bed room

$15,740

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • A minimum grade of C+ in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note) and a minimum of a B average in two additional Approved Grade 12 courses.

Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.

Required documents

  • High school transcript(s) 
  • English language score 
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Career opportunities

  • 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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