Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment

Program Overview
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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU鈥檚 English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Science 12 academic or advanced (biology, chemistry or physics)
  • 2 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to 小猪视频you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:
Fall 2024
August 15, 2024
Winter 2025
December 15, 2024
Fall 2024
April 15, 2024
Winter 2025
September 15, 2024
Spring 2025
January 15, 2025
Fall 2025
April 15, 2025
In order to register for courses, you must accept your offer and confirm your seat at CBU. For detailed steps on how to do this, please reference your acceptance letter in your future Student Account

Create A Sustainable Future

Help contribute to a future we can all be proud of with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE). CBU鈥檚 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.

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With dedicated professors and unprecedented research opportunities, the breadth of the BASE program ensures graduates have wide-ranging skill sets. When you enrol 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鈥檚 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鈥檏maq Studies courses toward their degree, preparing you to be an active and responsible agent in the development of sustainable environmental practices.

What is the tuition for this program?

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only. These numbers do not include lab or accommodation fees.

Sample Courses and Resources

Why study at CBU?

This dynamic program attracts students from around the globe who are passionate about making a positive impact on the ever-changing world around them.

The BASE program was developed with two primary objectives: to bridge the arts and sciences; and to provide a unique education in environmental issues and sustainability.

The entire island is yours to explore. That鈥檚 why you鈥檒l find learning outcomes include knowledge about local and global environmental issues, as well as practical skills in writing, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. Plus, the fluid communication of ideas in a small-knit community means your hard work will get noticed. At its core, this program prepares students to consider environmental issues from a broad range of angles, and to develop interdisciplinary approaches to creating solutions.

BASE at 小猪视频invites applications from creative students who are committed to a more sustainable future, and who may already be engaging in community or environmental activism.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Communication and writing in science and arts/humanities fields.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in multiple academic disciplines.
  • Solid background in science and arts/humanities/social science.
  • Deep knowledge of relevant environmental issues.

Possible Career Paths

  • Conservation
  • Environmental advocacy
  • Policy and government
  • Education
  • Resource management
  • Communication