Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Environmental Studies
Description: The Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE) is a uniquely interdisciplinary undergraduate degree tackling one of the most important topics of our world today. With perspectives from both arts and science, this program addresses environmental, community and sustainability-related issues that take into account social, ecological, material, cultural and political views. BASE is built for students who are ready to create solutions relating to sustainability and the environment, helping to lead our generation toward a more sustainable future.

BASE approaches issues in a practical yet profound way, building on the strength of CBU’s relationships with First Nations communities. Through Unama’ki College, the program has a strong Indigenous Focus, integrating Indigenous knowledge into its core principles. By leveraging Cape Breton’s Indigenous roots, BASE provides a truly unique perspective for students interested in leading environmental change.

URL: Environment (BASE) at Cape Breton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.

Careers: Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 

Applicants with appropriately accredited community college diplomas, a university science degree in environmental science or in a closely related program may be considered for admission. As well, CBU has articulation agreements with many colleges across Canada which provide for immediate advanced standing in the BET (Environmental Studies) program for graduates of eligible technology diplomas from these institutions who may then complete the program via distance format. Admission considerations and transfer credit assessments are available on an individual basis in consultation with the CBU Registrar’s Office. Feel free to inquire about the possibilities for advancing your career.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.