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Environmental Studies at King's

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The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program combines a major in ENVS with a concentration in one area of three, Social Sciences (BA), the Humanities (BA) or the Natural Sciences (B.Sc.). Students can concentrate their studies in one of the following areas: biology, business administration, chemistry, computing science, English, philosophy, politics and economics, psychology, sociology, social sciences or theology. Interdisciplinary perspective and approaches are adopted in all ENVS courses  and projects.

Students learn practical environmental skills, including mapping and aerial photo interpretation, Geographical Information System (GIS), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), statistics and other computer applications. They discover how the natural world works, and examine how humans interact and manage the environment, while developing an understanding of Christian Stewardship. This program includes a 13-week internship

Follow the link regarding our new ENVS Certificates.

A unique element of our ENVS program, is that we offer our students a choice to study their ENVS coursework within an Arts(BA) degree or the Science (BSc) degree.

B.A. In Environmental Studies
When choosing to study within an Environmental Studies B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree, our students can select from 10 concentrations: Business Administration, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Science Group, Sociology, Economics and Politics, Theology or Biology. These options appeal greatly to our students. These choices appeal to our students as they are able to flourish within the same degree, but focus their studies on their specific area of interest. Some careers offered to our BA grads are: environmental policy, journalism, law, education, tourism or business.

B.Sc. in Environmental Studies
When choosing to study within an Environmental Studies B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) degree, our students can pair their ENVS coursework with Biology, Chemistry, or Computing Science concentrations. B.Sc. grads have great opportunities as well in some of the following fields: forestry, impact assessments, fish and wildlife, parks and recreation and conservation.

Whether our students take the B.A. or the B.Sc. in Environmental Studies, they will have great opportunities for full time work after graduation. Should our grads pursue further study, there are lots of avenues they would qualify for, with full support from our faculty.

The Environmental Studies program at The King’s University is accredited by the Province of Alberta through the Campus Alberta Quality Council. 

In addition, the BA and BSc in Environmental Studies have been granted national accreditation by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), the certifying body of the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada. King’s BA degree was the first university program in Canada to be awarded accreditation by CEAC. This level of accreditation allows students of King's Environmental Studies program the ability to pursue certification as an Environmental Professional (in training) or EPt.

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Fall 2016   Spring 2016