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Cape Breton University

Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment - Cape Breton University

The Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BAS in Environment) is CBU’s first fully- interdisciplinary degree. Spanning both the Arts and Sciences, the BAS in Environment reflects a university-wide commitment to teaching and research in environment and sustainability. The breadth of the BAS in Environment ensures that graduates will have wide-ranging skill sets in arts and science fields. It’s a flexible degree for a resilient world.

Students in the BAS in Environment will pursue three streams simultaneously: a science concentration, an arts/social science concentration, and a core set of environmentally-themed courses specially designed for this program. Each year the themes of these courses may change to reflect a faculty’s specialty or a topical environmental issue. Respect for and inclusion of Indigenous knowledge is a guiding principle of the BASE program; students in all streams will have the opportunity to take Mi’kmaq studies courses towards their degree.

The program offers a 4-year major with an Honours option, and both versions have a Co-op option. Our students have done co-ops at employers such as Parks Canada, Atlantic Coastal Action Program, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, and many more. This program aims to prepare students to be active and responsible agents in the development of sustainable environmental practices.