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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Horticulture Science in Urban Ecosystems

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Horticulture Science in Urban Ecosystems

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

optional
Work Experience

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Horticulture Science in Urban Ecosystems

The Bachelor of Horticulture Science Urban Ecosystems Major is the only undergraduate degree in North America dedicated to the study of urban ecosystems.  

At KPU, the Urban Ecosystems Major is an interdisciplinary program that combines horticulture, ecology, design, biology, chemistry, mathematics, business, and student-selected electives from the breadth of courses offered throughout KPU. 

Students synthesize the science and practice of horticulture to resolve community, industry, and research-related problems in urban environments. 

Innovation and creative critical thinking are important essential skills that students gain through applied research projects.

The Urban Ecosystems program puts theory into practice through student-led projects. 

The university is testing and adapting ideas about urban ecosystems in real time, on the KPU Langley Campus through protection, design, and management of a living landscape. 

The university has a 550 m2 dedicated Roof Ecosystem Research Lab where it tests plants, grow food, and manage a permanent grassland habitat. On the ground, The university has a 65-metre rain garden and a vertical living wall rain garden. 

The university is actively repairing, re-indigenizing and managing 1.5 hectares of floodplain habitat alongside Logan Creek, which flows through the campus.

The Bachelor of Horticulture Science program has the following strengths:

  1. Customized education through the selection of electives that support learner educational goals
  2. Emphasis on the economic, environmental, and social components of sustainability
  3. Strong connections with horticulture industry and community groups
  4. Development of essential skills such as teamwork, creative thinking, problem solving, and communication
  5. Capstone research courses which include business planning and the application of new skills to a community based issue
  6. Required work experience in horticulture

Students may have the opportunity to engage in international studies.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$35,082

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career Opportunities

  • Green infrastructure specialists with local government and/or institutions
  • Parks and natural areas manager (local governments and NGOs)
  • Food security programs officer in urban agriculture and community gardens
  • Horticulture specialists on multi-disciplinary urban landscape design teams
  • Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Contractors
  • Environmental consultant

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