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Environmental Studies - Certificate (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,593.40
Tuition: $3,180.60
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:69.00
Bus Pass Fee:88.80
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$412.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This certificate provides an interdisciplinary approach to the full breadth of today's global environment. Students need to select at least three courses that deal with environmental issues in a scientific way. A student can also explore their interests by taking more science or studying course from a social, cultural, philosophical, political or economic perspective. This certificate is a stepping stone to a number of diplomas, associate degrees or bachelor degrees. Students must complete an environmental project to receive the certificate.

Admission Requirements

Students must have the prerequisites for the individual courses in the program. Students can enroll in the program and take the upgrading courses they require concurrently.

Course Outline

Choose one from this group:

  • ENGL 100 - English Composition
  • ENGL 101 - Introduction to Poetry and Drama
  • ENGL 102 - Introduction to Prose Fiction

Total Credits 3

Choose one from this group:

  • COMP 105 - Introduction to Programming in the C and C++ Language
  • COMP 153 - Introduction to Data Processing
  • MATH 101 - Finite Mathematics 1
  • MATH 103 - Differential Calculus
  • MATH 113 - Calculus for Commerce & Life Sciences 1
  • STAT 106 - Statistics

Total Credits 3

Choose four from this group:

  • BIOL 151 - Biology of the Environment
  • CHEM 100 - Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • ECON 101 - Microeconomics
  • ENST 200 - Environmental Studies
  • GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography 1
  • GEOL 105 - Introduction to Geology
  • GEOL 106 - Physical & Historical Geology

Total Credits 12

Choose three from this group:

  • ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 120 - Aboriginal Worldviews on Contemporary Structures
  • COMC 102 - Advanced Professional Communication
  • COMC 253 - Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 250 - Environmental Economics
  • FNST 101 - First Nations Studies 1
  • GEOG 211 - Intro to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 212 - Advanced Studies in Geography Information Systems
  • PHIL 201 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • POLI 100 - Introduction to Politics & Government
  • PSYC 270 - Environmental Psychology
  • SOCI 102 - Introduction to Sociology 2: Social Institutions

Total Credits 9

Choose one 3 credit elective course from the following subjects: ANTH, ASTR, BIOL, BUAD, CHEM, COMP, CRIM, ECON, FA, GEOG, GEOL, ENGL, FREN, HIST, HKIN, KTUN, MATH, PHIL, PHYS, POLI, PSYC, SOCI, SPAN, WMST or other courses with approval of Department Head

Required Course: ESCS 107 - Environmental Project

Note: students must participate in at least one project put forward by the College Environmental Committee and attend at least one meeting of the College Environmental Committee.

Total Certificate Credits 30

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Program Transfer Opportunities

We have setup block transfer agreements with other colleges and universities to help you continue your studies once you have completed your program. If we don't have a transfer agreement for your program you can usually transfer your individual courses to another college or university in Canada.

Course transfer
If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Block transfer agreements
Once you have completed your studies you have the opportunity to transfer all or most of the credits you have earned to the following institution:

Transfer information for: Environmental Studies - Certificate

Example of Course Outline for: Environmental Studies - Certificate



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