Make the forests, mountaintops and fields your future workplace by building on your environmental sciences diploma in the Bachelor of Ecosystem Management degree program. Designed with input from environmental industry partners and delivered through two program streams, the degree prepares you for work in either environmental management and restoration or fish and wildlife management.

Thanks to a curriculum focused on industry-relevant technical and field skills, the program offers more than the traditional bachelor degree. Integrating applied field and lab skills with theoretical studies, the Ecosystem Management degree culminates in a capstone learning experience that tests your skills in the forests, mountains and fields that will one day be your workplace.

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Career Opportunities

Concentration Dependent

  • Agrologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist

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in the Hubbard Collection, one of Canada’s largest collections of full-body taxidermy mammals

2 distinct program streams:

Remediation and Restoration, and Fish and Wildlife Management

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Bachelor of Ecosystem Management is the only one of its kind offered in western Canada

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Bachelor of Ecosystem Management

Duration

2 years (post-diploma)

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New third-year students, or transfer students with advance standing through completion of a related diploma are accepted into the program in September of each year for on-campus study.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

Students who have completed either the Environmental Assessment and Restoration or the Renewable Resource Management diplomas from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science program. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission.

Transfer students are required to have a diploma in Environmental Sciences or equivalent, or a related bachelor’s degree in an area such as Resource Management, Biology, Environmental Studies or a similar area of study. Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree outcomes. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission.

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Delivery Formats

The Bachelor of Ecosystem Management program is delivered through an on-campus format.

Fall 2021 – Environmental Sciences Programs

All labs will take place in person on campus in Lethbridge. Lectures may be in-person or delivered through a hyflex approach as needed.

Hyflex

This program is offered both on-campus and online. Lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.

On-Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus in accordance with AHS guidelines. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on-campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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Course Title Credits
Year 1
See the Environmental Assessment and Restoration diploma or Renewable Resource Management diploma. 30
  Credits 30
Year 2
See the Environmental Assessment and Restoration diploma or Renewable Resource Management diploma. 30
  Credits 30
Year 3
Term I
ENV-3372 Environmental Policy 3
ENV-3381 Environmental Water Quality 1 3
ENV-3397 Environmental Assessment and Auditing 1 3
Select 1 of the following options: 6
Option A - Remediation and Restoration concentration
 
Environmental Physics 1  
Hydrology 1  
Option B - Fish and Wildlife Management concentration
 
Wildlife Field Techniques 1  
Fishery Management Techniques 1  
  Credits 15
Term II
GEO-3376 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
HUM-3370 Environmental Ethics 3
STS-3355 Inferential Statistics 3
Select 1 of the following options: 6
Option A - Remediation and Restoration concentration
 
Analytical Chemistry  
Contaminant Hydrogeology 1  
Option B - Fish and Wildlife Management concentration
 
Comparative Animal Biology 1  
Population Ecology and Management 1  
  Credits 15
Year 4
Term I
BIO-3352 Applied Biotechnology 1 3
ENV-3355 Environmental Quality 3
ENV-4450 Senior Project I 3
Select 1 of the following options: 6
Option A - Remediation and Restoration concentration
 
Contaminated Site Management  
Restoration Ecology 1  
Option B - Fish and Wildlife Management concentration
 
Mammalogy 1  
Species At Risk Management 1  
  Credits 15
Term II
ENV-4451 Senior Project II 3
GEO-3383 Geomorphology 1 3
RRM-3350 Integrated Resource Management 3
Select 1 of the following options: 6
Option A - Remediation and Restoration concentration
 
Ecotoxicology  
Stream Reclamation and Remediation 1  
Option B - Fish and Wildlife Management concentration
 
Field Ornithology 1  
Applied Limnology 1  
  Credits 15
  Total Credits 120

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.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 3
$6,900.00
$1,729.00
$1,400.00
Year 4
$6,900.00
$1,854.00
$700.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 3
$16,590.00
$1,729.00
$1,400.00
Year 4
$16,590.00
$1,854.00
$700.00
Notes

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.

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.

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

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