Conservation Enforcement- Bachelor of Applied Science

Turn your respect for nature into a rewarding career

If you’re looking to take your interest in the environment to the next level, our 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.

Conservation Enforcement is right for you if you:

  • possess tact, diplomacy and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • have an interest in nature and concern for the environment
  • possess good health and physical conditioning
  • have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • possess excellent problem solving skills.

The world of resource law enforcement is waiting for you.

With our help, you’ll be skilled  in areas relating to natural and physical sciences and resource law enforcement techniques through our proven mixture of classroom and practical learning. To top it all off, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of the action during an eight-month field study unique to your degree. We’ll send you on the road to a meaningful career conserving the planet, while sustaining your future on the way.

Environmental Sciences students have access to our Hubbard Collection, one of the largest of its kind in Western Canada, on campus and online.

Conservation Enforcement- Bachelor of Applied Science: At-a-Glance
2 Years (Post-Diploma: Natural Resource Compliance)
Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement

Your campus learning is reinforced during an eight month directed field study (practicum). This extensive applied learning opportunity is unique to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement degree. While on campus, you’ll also pursue a simulated resource enforcement violation ‘from report to court’ where evidence is collected, statements are taken, search warrants are executed, and documents are prepared.

Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.

Special note about field studies:

Field studies schedules are dependent on many variables and may require students to participate on weekends. All program field studies require mandatory attendance.

Students are off-campus completing field studies during most of September and April. In the Fall term, field studies are in September, while in the Winter term, field studies are scheduled in April.

Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as firearms safety, loading and backing trailers, and basic first aid will occur as part of field trip season activities.

Students will be responsible for the fees associated with these courses. Prior valid training possessed by students will be considered for recognition.

Experience! That’s what makes our Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement special. At Lethbridge College, we have more than 25 years of experience in preparing people for a career in natural resource law enforcement -- and our degree program is the only one of its kind in Canada.

Conservation Enforcement - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 3$4,506$1,280$1,170
Year 4$4,590$808$306
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.382.6991
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3232
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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