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Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Ecosystem Management is a (two-year post-diploma) partnership with Athabasca University (AU) that prepares graduates for exciting work in the fields of environmental management and restoration, and fish and wildlife management. This credential was designed in consultation with environmental industry partners and builds on a diploma in environmental sciences, resource management, or environmental assessment and restoration (or equivalent). The program will integrate applied field and lab skills into a framework of theoretical studies, and culminate in a capstone learning experience.

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Ecosystem Management is a unique and in-demand credential in the Albertan and western Canadian post-secondary sectors. Key attributes that differentiate this degree from traditional bachelors’ degrees include a curriculum strongly focused on industry relevant technical and field skills, environmental science concentrations that are unique to the system, and interdisciplinary coursework. In addition, students will be required to acquire non-credit certifications in various environmental field techniques (e.g. H2S Alive, water craft operation, small engine repair, electro-fishing, WHMIS, first aid, etc.).

Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science: At-a-Glance
2 Years
September
Bachelor of Applied Science in Ecosystem Management degree

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

Note: Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as ATV operations, H2S Alive, small engine repair, electro-fishing, etc. 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.

Ecosystem Management (Bachelor of Applied Science) - Cost Estimate
2016-17 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 3$7,038$1,266$1,341
Year 4$7,038$1,026$1,341
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* 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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Program Office:
• 403.382.6991
envisci@lethbridgecollege.ca
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3232
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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