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Environmental Economics and Policy

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Environmental Economics and Policy?

Why study Environmental Economics and Policy?

This program examines the economic, social, political, and legal issues associated with environmental issues. You’ll develop quantitative and analytical skills in economic theory, and you’ll gain a framework for assessing and influencing environmental economics and policies.

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree?

Why study Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta?

Our BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences gives you the opportunity to study and develop real-world solutions for environmental issues such as land conservation, water conservation, biodiversity, and adaptation to climate change. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a three-week field school as well as a project-based capstone course.

Possible Careers

  • Agrologist
  • Compliance Promotion Specialist
  • Environmental / Indigenous Relations Advisor
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Land Reclamation Specialist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Wildlife / Conservation Biologist

Alex, from Balzac, is an Agriculture and Resource Economics student, VP Academic of the Agriculture Club, and a member of the UAlberta cheerleading team. Alex also helps out during harvest and calving on her family's mixed farm, and helps run the online side of the business.

Admissions Requirements for 2019 - 2020

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Options
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Biology 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

 
 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Aboriginal Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2019

Extension: March 4, 2019

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Courses completed in the Green Certificate program from the Government of Alberta can be used for admission as an Option. Course code range from OTH 9900 to OTH 9929

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

 

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Why UAlberta?

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