Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches you the fundamentals of environmental studies. You will be introduced to the human dimensions underlying environmental issues such as natural resource production, consumption, and ultimately disposal.

Learn about issues such as air pollution, climate change and global warming, waste management, meteorology, energy systems, and sustainability.

Apply your knowledge in hands-on settings like the Quesnel River Research Centre, where students participate in groundbreaking research projects, or choose from a variety of field schools.

Program structure

Lower Division

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Analytical Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Weather and Climate
  • Introduction to Aquatic Systems
  • Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Physics I
  • Introduction to Physics II
  • Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
  • Introductory Physics II: Waves and Electricity
  • Basic Statistics


  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Law
  • Northern Contaminated Environments
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Environmental Measurement and Analysis
  • Environmental and Geophysical Data Analysis
  • Environmental and Professional Ethics
  • Society, Policy and Administration

Two of the following:

  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Waste Management
  • Air Pollution
  • Reclamation and Remediation of Disturbed Environments


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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