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We’ve compiled an extensive list of environmental programs offered by universities and colleges across Canada. We encourage you to do your own research, in addition to using this resource, as programs frequently change or are added by universities and colleges. If you notice that we’re missing a program, please contact us and we’ll add it to the list.

Applied Environmental Studies

University of Winnipeg – This program is specifically designed to serve the needs of health and service industries in Manitoba. Courses in Applied Environmental Studies cover such topics as waste management, soil-vegetation systems and environmental ethics. You can choose between a four-year and five-year program. In the five-year program, you’ll have the option of completing a co-operative work term consisting of a minimum of 16 weeks of full-time, paid work experience.

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Environmental Studies programs

University of Manitoba – The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources offers seven undergraduate degree programs.  The Co-operative Education Option is available in three of the programs.

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Natural Resources Management Technology (NRMT)

University College of the North – This two-year diploma program is designed to train the student for a wide range of employment opportunities in the field of natural resources management. The training provided emphasizes interrelationships among natural resources including forests, water, fish and wildlife, and is designed to provide the technical skills required by technicians in the use and management of natural resources. Graduates are prepared for employment as technicians with government and private agencies involved in wildlife, fisheries, and forest research and/or management, park wardens, natural resources officers and environmental technicians.

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Greenspace Management

Red River College – This program develops the knowledge and skills you require to construct and manage landscaped areas such as parks, golf courses, athletic fields, botanical gardens, and cemeteries.

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Geographic Information Systems Technology

Red River College – Take this program if you are a technologist or have technical and conceptual skills and are looking to become proficient in the design, development, and implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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Environmental Technology

Red River College -  The Environmental Technology program was developed in response to the need for recognized environmental technology practices by business, industry, governments in Canada, and world-wide. It is a three-year diploma program in the Civil Engineering Technology department.

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Applied Environmental Studies

Red River College – This program provides you with both theoretical and applied knowledge in environmental analysis and problem solving. It prepares you for a career in environmental industries.

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Geography

Brandon University – If you are interested in the relationships between the environment and society and want to learn about landscapes and people, consider studying geography. Geography is about place and space. It studies the interdependence among regions, natural systems, physical features, society, and cultural activities. Using a “spatial” perspective, it aims to form a coherent understanding of Earth. People with geography skills apply what they know successfully in a wide variety of fields. Out recent grads have embarked on careers in urban and regional land use planning, conservation and resource management, mapping, geographic information systems and remote sensing, parks and recreation, teaching and research.

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Environmental Science

Brandon University – Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of the environment, its functioning and its relationship to human activities. It encompasses many of the traditional science disciplines, but uses these in the study of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems and their interactions. An Environmental Science graduate will have an in-depth knowledge of environmental systems but also of the breadth and context in which these systems operate. Students will develop the wide range of expertise necessary to address present and future environmental problems.

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Land & Water Management

Assiniboine Community College – As climate change and new regulations impact demand on land and water, this field will have an increasingly important role in managing these essential resources.

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GIS Environmental Technologies

Assiniboine Community College – Learn the most up-to-date GIS technologies and their applications to solve land management problems with our GIS Environmental Technologies advanced diploma program.

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Forest Resources Technology

Vancouver Island University – This program provides the technical training required for starting a career in most fields of forest technology. The program emphasizes the recognition and appreciation of all the major values of the forest including timber, recreation, wildlife, range, fish, water, and visual landscapes. The program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. Graduates of this program meet the required standard for membership in the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as Registered Forest Technologists (RFT).

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Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Aquaculture

Vancouver Island University – Fisheries and Aquaculture has long been an area of specialization at Vancouver Island University. VIU has an international reputation in fisheries and aquaculture applied research, technology transfer, training, and education. VIU boasts an extensive array of facilities and equipment: three cool-water hatchery complexes; a warm-water hatchery; salt-water system; fish disease laboratory; lake study field station; oyster farm; sturgeon, trout, and wild and cultured salmon research programs. The proximity of VIU to fresh-water lakes and streams, as well as to the ocean and estuaries allows fieldwork in these habitats to be a central part of the students’ education.

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Resource Management Officer Technology

Vancouver Island University – This program is designed to prepare students for careers related to the protection and management of Canada’s fisheries, wildlife, and parks resources. The program is supported by an Advisory Committee made up of management and enforcement representatives from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Provincial Ministry of Environment, BC Parks, Parks Canada, Environment Canada, and from resource user groups. Students are required to participate in a 2-week practicum at an off-campus location in the Fall semester of the second year.

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Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection

Vancouver Island University – The degree program builds on the existing 2-year Resource Management Officer Technology (RMOT) diploma program. The Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection will enable RMOT diploma graduates to receive an undergraduate degree after an additional 2 years of course work. This degree has been designed to provide an advanced credential for other career opportunities in the natural resource conservation and protection field.

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Environmental Planning

University of Northern British Columbia – With concern for what is happening in the world today, such as climate change and urban sprawl, environmental planners focus on solutions for making the world a better place to live. The field of environmental planning explores unique perspectives of today’s problems and creates solutions for an increasingly complex world.  In environmental planning students study the relationship between people and the environment.   Students learn about how to minimize the impact of our daily activities, such as how we travel, the homes we live in, the food we eat, and the natural resources we consume.

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Environmental Engineering

University of Northern British Columbia – The UNBC/UBC Environmental Engineering Program is an unique, four and a half year joint degree offered collaboratively between the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of British Columbia. The program combines our respective strengths in environmental science and engineering to offer students a flexible, distinctive educational experience perfectly matched with the immediate marketplace need of BC’s leading industries. Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be in demand for their technical expertise, hands-on problem solving skills, and unparalleled understanding of environmental issues and problems.

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BSc Natural Resources Management

University of Northern British Columbia – The undergraduate forestry program develops the knowledge, skills and competencies required for professional forestry practice, and prepares graduates for other careers in Natural Resources Management by providing a solid interdisciplinary foundation of natural and social sciences.

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Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

University of Northern British Columbia – Are you interested in Outdoor Recreation, Conservation, Nature-based Tourism, Tourism Marketing or Indigenous& Cultural Tourism?  Have you ever wanted to study  in the midst of one of the World’s greatest wilderness regions? The Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM) Program is uniquely situated in Northern British Columbia, only a short drive from the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains.

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Environmental Studies

University of Northern British Columbia – If you want to study the environment, do so in a spectacular natural environment. Five minutes from any classroom are miles of trails through evergreen and mixedwood forests for hiking and winter sports, two rivers converge in our city and wildlife wander the campus. We are also situated between the Rocky Mountains and the Coastal Mountains, both of which are a short drive from campus. If you love outdoor activities this is the place to come and study and explore

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Geography – Environment & Sustainability

University of British Columbia – For those interested in working in the environmental sphere and developing an understanding of global stewardship, the BA program in Geography – Environment & Sustainability will provide an excellent grounding. The program examines the broad physical, ecological, economic, socio-cultural, and political influences on our world, and how these diverse factors are likely to affect the future of life on the planet.

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Forest Resources Management

University of British Columbia – The Forest Resources Management program focuses on the study of the biological and social sciences upon which sustainable forestry is based. You will learn how to regenerate forests, conserve wildlife habitat, and protect forests from wildfire, disease, and insects. You will integrate disciplines and apply them in the field using advanced data collection and information analysis tools.  Options available include specializations in Integrated Resources Management, Community & Aboriginal Forestry, International Forestry, or a minor in Commerce.  If you love the outdoors and enjoy challenging decision-making, this program is ideal for you.

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Freshwater Science

University of British Columbia – Freshwater Science integrates aquatic aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, and earth and environmental sciences. You will study water quality and quantity, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems. As a graduate of the program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with future national and international freshwater environmental problems – in both water quality and quantity.

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Forest Sciences

University of British Columbia – The Forest Sciences program encompasses multiple scientific disciplines in understanding the components of our biologically diverse forests. In this academically challenging program, you will gain an understanding of the functions and components of forest ecosystems. You will also choose a subject area that you would like to focus on. Graduates become specialists and researchers in forest biology.  Options available include a specialization in International Forestry.  This program prepares you for graduate studies or careers in science and academia. If you have an inquisitive mind and want to unravel the mysteries of nature, this program is ideal for you.

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Environmental Engineering

University of British Columbia – Environmental Engineering is a 4.5-year (nine semester) joint degree between UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC – located in Prince George, BC).  Application for admission is made through UNBC.  The program starts with a two-year foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and environmental sciences from UNBC. The third and fourth years offer training in engineering fundamentals, engineering analysis, and engineering design, through courses in Civil Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering at UBC. The final term at UNBC exposes you to practical environmental engineering problems. The program is designed to meet the criteria of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and of environmental engineering registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.

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Environmental Design

University of British Columbia – Environmental Design challenges you to examine the role of design in the broad environmental decision-making processes of society. The emphasis is on design learning, and it is supported by ecological, social, theoretical, and technical courses. This four-year, non-professional bachelor’s degree is intended as a preparatory degree for students interested in pursuing a Master of Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture, or a Landscape Planning degree.

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Earth & Ocean Sciences

University of British Columbia – Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences offers you the opportunity to combine your interests in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer applications, and the environment. You will study the atmosphere and the solid and liquid earth, using knowledge of the past and present to predict the future of our global system. Specific areas of focus include: Mineral and Fuel Deposits, Crustal and Mantle Processes, Sedimentary Geology and Geobiology, Environmental Geology, Understanding Earth’s Physics, Climate, and Paleontology.

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of British Columbia – Earth and Environmental Sciences is the study of the history, structure, and properties of the earth. The program applies scientific knowledge from many disciplines to issues relating to pollution, resource use and sustainability, and the endangerment and extinction of species and natural systems. You will gain a fundamental understanding of past and present relationships among air, water, rocks and minerals, and biota. The emphasis of the program is on the interactions between humans and the environment, and because the program is extremely flexible, you can focus on the environment or the solid earth in your studies.

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Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Degree Program

Thompson Rivers University – The purpose of the BNRS degree program is to prepare students for careers in a wide range of natural resource sector jobs and for further academic study in graduate school. The program goals are met by providing a unique combination of courses covering biology, ecology, scientific methods, and sector-specific resource management skills in a cooperative education format. Students will learn problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and integration of various disciplines in both an independent and team environment.

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree

Thompson Rivers University – A four-year degree program open to undergraduate students. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc).

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Renewable Energy

Selkirk College – Global development of energy conservation and renewable energy systems are at an all-time high. As current political, economic and environmental trends continue to converge with advancing technologies, this industry keeps growing, along with its job prospects. The Renewable Energy program puts you at the forefront of this rapidly developing trend and ensures you meet employer’s expectations to accelerate your career potential. You’ll learn about the profound transformation in energy supply and consumption, reduced carbon footprints, the grassroots shift towards energy sustainability and how these trends affect our global society, economy and industries.

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Recreation, Fish and Wildlife

Selkirk College – Gain experience in cutting-edge technology in field-based learning that gives you the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to compete successfully for jobs as Park Rangers, Fisheries and Wildlife Technicians, in outdoor recreation, and in the forest industry.  Our small class sizes and experienced instructors provide a rich learning environment that is complemented by the spectacular West Kootenay lifestyle.

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Integrated Environmental Planning

Selkirk College – If you have an interest in planning, protecting land, resources and the environment, our interdisciplinary leading-edge Integrated Environmental Planning program is a great fit. You’ll acquire employment-ready skills to tackle this dynamic sector’s challenges and master a range of applied environmental technologies.

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Geographic Information Systems – Bachelor Degree

Selkirk College – GIS Training and GIS Education prepares you with essential skills to succeed in today’s ever-changing Geomatics industry. GIS courses are also complemented by Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), giving you opportunities to use and understand GIS in current real-world situations. With unmatched flexibility, you can enter and exit the BGIS at a variety of points in your academic career.

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Geographic Information Systems – Advanced Diploma

Selkirk College – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a highly valued workplace asset with industries increasingly needing GIS experts. With our Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programs we prepare you to be GIS Analysts, Applications Specialists, Project and Land Managers, where you’ll analyze geospatial data, build comprehensives databases and find solutions to challenging questions.

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Forest Technology

Selkirk College – Distinguished nationally accredited Forest Technology diploma program bridges the environment with people to ensure the balanced use of forested landscapes. We train forest professionals to use an ecologically responsible approach in maintaining the integrity of the whole forest in the short and long term.

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

Royal Roads University – The BSc in Environmental Management is an integrated, interdisciplinary program that provides the skills, knowledge and tools to identify and assess the qualitative, scientific, and technical components of environmental issues. Students will acquire and apply relevant skills and knowledge in the fields of environmental ecology, atmospheric and ocean sciences, geomorphology, soil sciences, environmental hydrology and remediation. Students will examine global issues through land use planning, global processes, tools for management and decision-making and, will integrate their skills to address environmental issues from a sustainability perspective.

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GrGraduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication

Royal Roads University – The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Communication is a leadership program that focuses on developing the competency and skill of educators and communicators who have an interest in, or responsibility for presenting environmental information to audiences.  This interdisciplinary program builds theoretical and practical knowledge and skills as well as strengthens student’s understanding of environmental studies and sustainability, learning theory, environmental education, educational program development, philosophical and cultural analysis, journalism and communications.

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Royal Roads University – The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSc-ES) program complements your existing knowledge in environmental science with courses in environmental management, economics, law, community relations, communications skills and sustainable development. This program will help you gain the problem solving skills necessary to assume leadership positions in business and government. This is a degree completion program, encompassing years three and four of a four-year undergraduate degree. The BSc in Environmental Science is a full-time, interdisciplinary program that combines years three and four into an intensive one year, on-campus experience.

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BA in Environmental Practice

Royal Roads University – Environmental Practice programs are 30-credit, online programs offered as either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science (BAEP/BScEP) degree. These are degree-completion programs, which means that as a prospective student, you have already completed your third year of post-secondary education. Our Environmental Practice programs then allow you to complete your final 30-credits of a four year undergraduate degree.

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Geography and Earth & Environmental Science

Okanagan College – Students to explore their world and their role in making the world a better place. Our courses integrate knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities into innovative approaches for working and living on Earth.  You will study the natural environment and how people live in that environment. You will learn how to manage and solve challenges in topics such as natural resource management, urban growth, and climate change.

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Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP)

Northwest Community College – Tailored to the needs of Northern BC, this innovative training program prepares students for entry-level fieldwork with a focus on environmental monitoring

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Coastal Eco-Adventure Tourism

Northwest Community College – Coastal Eco-Adventure Tourism is an innovative program designed to address the growing demand for trained tourism professionals and to give students the opportunity to promote environmental stewardship as they create enriching adventures for travellers. More than ever before, travellers are seeking enriching adventures in nature, opportunities to experience cultures different from their own, personal challenges and new discoveries. Eco-tourism, adventure travel, nature tourism, or sustainable tourism – these new areas are the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry and BC’s West Coast provides an unparalleled setting for adventure.

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Applied Earth & Environmental Studies

Northwest Community College – Geostudies or Geosciences options—is a one year program that emphasizes the practical application of earth and environmental studies. Hands-on curriculum includes community-based projects and field-based studies, building valuable skills and knowledge that meet employment and career needs. Students gain the academic and applied skills relevant for entry-level employment in natural resource, mining and mineral exploration, tourism, outdoor adventure and environmental industries.

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Enviromental Resources Technician Certificate

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Environmental Resource Technology Diploma

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Natural Resource Technician Certificate

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Environmental Studies

Langara College – In a time of increasing globalization, where human activity is now seen to have far reaching, often adverse, implications for the worlds ecosystems it is essential to have the awareness, knowledge, skill and experience to address these issues.  Environmental understanding, protection and remediation are significant, growing concerns in today’s society.  Environmental Studies at Langara College is an interdisciplinary program within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Environmental Protection

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – The protection of the environment is everybody’s business.  But there are a few specialists who make it their full-time jobs.  Kwantlen’s Environmental Protection Technology is a two year accredited co-op program offered at the Langley campus.

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Applied Environmental Science

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Environmental Technology

Camosun College – If you feel strongly about the state of the environment and the future health of Planet Earth, why not turn that passion into a career? In this science-based, 32 month program you’ll gain academic expertise combined with hands-on laboratory and field skills to prepare you for immediate work. Environmental Technologists work within assessment teams, collecting, collating and presenting information that will help decision-makers understand how their decisions will affect the Earth and its inhabitants.

Geographic Information Systems

BC Institute of Technology – Environmental Management. Land Use Planning. Engineering. Natural Resource Management. Transportation. Real Estate. Utilities. Business and Marketing. Mineral Exploration. Health and Social Services. The list goes on. The potential uses of GIS technology are numerous and diverse, and are found everywhere – from local government to the United Nations, from community organizations to global corporations, in the public and private sectors. Geospatial technology use is growing at a rapid pace around the world and exciting opportunities for well educated and trained people are increasing.

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Sustainable Resource Management

BC Institute of Technology – The Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) program is a fully-integrated two-year diploma program with a focus on forestry, arboriculture and natural resource management supporting the growth of sustainable communities. Graduates can choose to work in the rural or urban environment in a variety of positions. The SRM program contains the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to receive Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) status in British Columbia along with the potential pathways for other levels of certification and education.

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Environmental Engineering Technology

BC Institute of Technology – The Environmental Engineering Technology program recognizes the wide range of science and engineering backgrounds associated with this industry and is structured to accommodate the needs of a diverse range of applicants. The combination of common core topics, management courses, specialty courses, industry-sponsored project and liberal studies courses provides a unique balance of skill sets that prepares candidates for a broad range of career opportunities. While many participants pursue this degree for the credential, others are seeking professional development to complement their existing professional and university credentials.

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Ecological Restoration

BC Institute of Technology – Ecological Restoration (ER) is a scientific discipline that has recently emerged due to the increasing need to restore damaged ecosystems. Restoration scientists and practitioners are ‘ecosystem physicians’ …. Doctors apply knowledge of physiology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, and parasitology to address human health issues. ER practitioners apply knowledge of: ecology, hydrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, and engineering to address ecological health issues1. Natural habitats across the province have been severely impacted due to habitat destruction, urban sprawl, invasive species expansions, and direct damage due to industrial contamination of soils and aquatic resources.

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Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

BC Institute of Technology – The two-year FWR Diploma provides you with hands-on training in managing fisheries, wildlife, and parks & recreational lands. Then, if you wish to continue, add world-class applied training to complete a Bachelor’s Degree focussing on restoring the numerous damaged ecosystems that exist across British Columbia, Canada and around the world.

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Agricultural Biotechnology

University of Lethbridge – The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge offers a Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Biotechnology as a direct-entry, 40-course multidisciplinary program offered by the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Economics. Students in the Agricultural Biotechnology program also have the opportunity to select a Concentration in Agricultural Business

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Environmental Design

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Environmental Sciences

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BA in Environmental Studies

University of Alberta – This degree provides you with interdisciplinary expertise to identify, frame, and contribute to the solution of environmental problems. You will have a broad educational foundation in environmental studies, social studies and the humanities, for careers in law, business, economics, resource management, journalism as well as graduate education in either the professions or in research.

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Forestry / Forest Business Management

University of Alberta – The BSc in Forestry develops graduates who appreciate the need to manage forested areas with due concern for all resources and who have the capability and knowledge to manage forested areas as integrated ecological entities. It focuses primarily on forest management, the protection, manipulation, and use of the forest resource while ensuring that sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met. The Forest Business Management degree prepares you for designation as a Registered Professional Forester and is for individuals planning careers focusing on forest practices, but who also seek specialized knowledge in business management practices.

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Environmental and Conservation Sciences

University of Alberta – Develop solutions for environmental issues such as climate change, land and water use as well as biodiversity. Explore how interactions between science, society and the economy influence environmental management decisions. Participate in local and international environmental field school opportunities to develop hands-on skills. Apply your knowledge and skills while completing a fourth-year project-based capstone course that examines issues faced by industry, government and environmental organizations

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Environmental Studies

Kings University College – The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program combines a major in ENVS with a concentration in one area of three, Social Sciences (BA), the Humanities (BA) or the Natural Sciences (B.Sc.). Students can concentrate their studies in one of the following areas: biology, business administration, chemistry, english, philosophy, sociology, social sciences or theology.

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Water Treatment Operator

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – The Water Treatment Operator program prepares students for careers as operators responsible for providing guidance and support to SAGD operations, including analyzing specifications and controlling continuous operation of the SAGD Water Plant units and equipment.

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Environmental Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Environmental technologists work in environmental protection, the preservation of natural resources, environmental education, communication and research. Graduates find work as environmental technologists, biological technicians, forest technicians/technologists, and pollution control technologists. Opportunities for employment exist in utility and mining companies, chemical manufacturers, steel makers, transportation, the oil and gas industry, federal/provincial government departments, municipalities, education institutions, wastewater management, water treatment, research and health care centres, environmental interest groups and industry associations.

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Forest Business Management, Bachelor of Science

Red Deer College – The RDC program is a pre-professional year that prepares the student for admission to the degree program. Normally, three additional years of study are required.

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Forestry, Bachelor of Science

Red Deer College – RDC offers a modified first year of study that provides credit for the first year of BSc Forestry.

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Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Bachelor of Science

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Atmospheric Sciences/Environmental Earth Sciences, Bachelor of Science

Red Deer College – RDC offers the pre-professional year for BSc Environmental Earth Sciences and the first year of university study toward BSc Atmospheric Sciences.

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Natural Resources Technician Diploma

Portage College – Natural Resources Technician Diploma is the second year of the Natural Resources program.  This program blends theory and applied science skills that are valuable to forestry, oil/gas/mining exploration, utilities sectors, municipalities, parks.   Learners will be valuable to any organization that develops, explores, researches or protects our forests and natural resources.   Graduates are the people physically on the ground actively collecting data, summarizing and analyzing, reporting results, and implementing and enforcing environmental standards.

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Natural Resources Technician Certificate

Portage College – The Natural Resources Technician certificate is designed to prepare students for lifetime engagement with the major environmental challenges facing society. This program prepares learners for increasingly diverse career opportunities in the private sector, in government, and in non-governmental organizations. The program emphasizes the importance of stewardship of the natural resources that involves cooperative planning and management of environmental resources with communities and organizations to engage in the prevention of loss of habitat and facilitate its recovery in the interest of long term sustainability.

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Land and Water Resources

Olds College – Broad base of training in applied environmental sciences that will prepare you for a career in the conservation, reclamation and management of rural land. Acquire the tools you need to manage soil, plant and water resources in agricultural and natural ecosystems.

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Land Agent

Olds College – Opportunities exist for a well paying, fulfilling careers in the oil and gas, energy and utilities, environmental management, government and the newly emerging alternative energy sectors.

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Land Administration Certificate

Olds College – If you prefer working in a fast paced office setting with a company in the energy, utilities, environmental or transportation sectors and are interested in the organization and administration of land acquisition and record keeping, then the eight month Land Administration certificate is for you

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Landscape Architectural Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – This accredited program provides the specialized training needed to produce man-made environments that are ecologically appropriate, functionally successful and aesthetically pleasing. Graduates are valued employees in landscape architectural consulting firms, construction firms, parks and recreation offices, plant nurseries and golf course design companies.

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Forest Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – The Forest Technology program provides technologists with skills that allow them to plan and carry out resource management activities without compromising environmental sustainability. Rewarding job opportunities exist with industry, government agencies, consulting firms, conservation groups and private landowners.

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Biological Sciences Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – The Biological Sciences Technology Program is a two-year diploma that provides each student with a solid foundation in applied biology.

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Water and Wastewater Technician

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – This program focuses on the operation of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems. Grads work with municipal public works departments and contractors who operate water and wastewater facilities.

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Geological Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Focus on earth sciences and the relationship to oil/gas and mineral exploration, environmental management and its relationship to groundwater protection, and soil/groundwater remediation. After a common first year, students choose one of the two specializations. Graduates of this nationally accredited program are in demand, working as technologists with resource exploration companies, environmental consulting firms, regulatory agencies and oil and gas companies.

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Biological Sciences Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – The Biological Sciences Technology Program is a two-year diploma that provides each student with a solid foundation in applied biology.

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Alternative Energy Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – This program provides solid technical knowledge of solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, wind, bio fuel, fuel cell, hydro and hybrid energy system applications, as well as carbon capture technologies.

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Biology

Mount Royal University – Biology, the study of life, contributes broadly to human welfare in areas such as medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, the environment and the food industry.

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Environmental Science

Mount Royal University – Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the application of science to the study of the environment and the solutions to environmental problems.

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Earth Sciences

Mount Royal University – Earth Sciences embrace the geological and geographical disciplines that investigate the structure, history and resources of the earth, and the physical and human-related processes that alter its landscapes.

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Renewable Resource Management

Lethbridge College – Renewable Resource Management program will get you on the fast track to a rewarding career. This intensive, two-year diploma, developed during nearly four decades of experience,   will give you the know-how on nature, helping to prepare you for this exciting field. You’ll learn about various topics including zoology and botany, statistics, aerial photography interpretation and geographic information systems (GIS).

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Natural Resource Compliance

Lethbridge College – Turn your love for the outdoors and concern for maintaining the environment into a rewarding career with our Natural Resource Compliance program. This two-year diploma ladders directly into our Conservation Enforcement Bachelor of Applied Science degree and will give you the tools you need to uphold and protect the resources of our beautiful landscape and creatures. We’ll provide you with a clear understanding of conservation law enforcement while developing a foundation in detection and investigation of natural resource violations.

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Fish and Wildlife Technology

Lethbridge College – If you’re looking for a fun and exciting career involving wildlife, fisheries and natural resources, the Fish and Wildlife Technology  program may be right for you. The intensive, one-year post-diploma/degree certificate of specialization, developed during nearly four decades of experience, will complement your degree or diploma in Renewable Resource Management or Environmental Science, allowing you to focus on gaining real-word experience. You’ll enter an exciting environment where you’ll learn the secrets to unlocking the world of fisheries, and wildlife technology. By the time you’re finished here, you’ll be competent in fish and wildlife field techniques and habitat assessment.

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Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Lethbridge College – From the melting of the polar ice caps to the disappearing of the world’s wilderness, restoration of the environment has become crucial to our way of life. You can do your part in this vital industry through the Environmental Assessment and Restoration program. The practical two-year diploma, honed after nearly four decades of experience, provides you with the knowledge you need to start in this growing field. You’ll learn how to restore the resources our world depends on. You’ll also get the knowledge necessary to improve water quality and restore environmental impacts such as abandoned industrial sites.

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Conservation Enforcement – Bachelor of Applied Science

Lethbridge College – If you’re looking to take your interest in the environment to the next level, the Conservation Enforcement-Bachelor of Applied Science will get you to your goal. Bridging with the Natural Resource Compliance program, you will be able to enter into the third year of this intensive degree program, the only degree of its kind in Canada, one we’ve honed during nearly four decades of experience of teaching environmental science. You will be vital in protecting the nation’s land, wildlife and fisheries resources. We’ll give you the tools you need to be a jack of all trades, gaining the on-site experience necessary to deal with problem wildlife, investigate violations and much more

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Environmental Monitoring Protection

Lakeland College – Environmental monitoring and protection emphasizes water quality protection, a growing area of employment and environmental concern. You’ll learn show to protect and sustainably manage both water and land resources through field procedures and best practices such as protecting surface water and riparian habitats.

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Environmental Conservation Reclamation

Lakeland College – Learn how to reclaim disturbed lands and to minimize impact of industrial activities including oil and gas, mining and forestry. You’ll be work-force ready from our emphasis on the ecology of ecosystems and how to classify, manage, conserve and inventory soils.

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Wildlife & Fisheries Major – Diploma

Lakeland College – Forests and prairie, lakes and rivers and all the creatures that live in them are your focus as you prepare to be an accredited wildlife and fisheries technician

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Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Lakeland College – Learn applied skills to design and implement effective restoration and conservation strategies for natural areas and other landscapes affected by the oil and gas, mining, forestry and agricultural industries.

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Environmental Management

Lakeland College – Take the next step in your environmental career with Lakeland’s applied degree. Choose to major in either reclamation and remediation or monitoring and environmental protection and make a larger difference as a project manager, inspector, or specialist.

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Environmental Technology

Keyano College – The Environmental Technology program focuses on the environmental issues, problems and solutions that are associated with natural resources.  The program is a two-year diploma which develops the skills required for environmental positions with industry and government.

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Natural Resources Management

Grand Prairie Regional College – The Department of Science, Computing & Math offers an extensive range of science courses which are transferable to all Alberta and other universities. These courses are offered through the above disciplines and provide over 100 program options in areas such as agriculture, pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science.

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Forest Resource Management

Grand Prairie Regional College – The Department of Science, Computing & Math offers an extensive range of science courses which are transferable to all Alberta and other universities. These courses are offered through the above disciplines and provide over 100 program options in areas such as agriculture, pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science.

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Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Grand Prairie Regional College – The Department of Science, Computing & Math offers an extensive range of science courses which are transferable to all Alberta and other universities. These courses are offered through the above disciplines and provide over 100 program options in areas such as agriculture, pharmacy, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science.

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Environmental Sciences

Concordia University College of Alberta – Change the way you look at the world and learn how scientific theory relates to real life. As a science student here, you’re guaranteed to gain practical knowledge from hands-on experience. Concordia’s labs give you the opportunity to use new state-of-the-art equipment – an opportunity that’s rare for undergraduate students.

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Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree)

Concordia University College of Alberta - Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) prepares science graduates for the career of the environmental public health professional or public health inspector.

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