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University of Prince Edward Island

Established in 1969 as the provincial university, the University of Prince Edward Island offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, including a Bachelor of Environmental Studies program.

This interdisciplinary program combines theoretical knowledge with applied learning in addressing environmental challenges facing society. Students learn to make connections across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and business and to analyze environmental challenges of the day. In the classroom, field, and community, they will lead the way in finding innovative solutions, making a positive impact toward sustainability locally and globally.

Students can choose from three specializations: Environmental Innovation and Change Management; Island Environments and Sustainability; or Environmental Thought and Practice. Students have the option to complete their studies through the University’s Co-op program.

Graduates can work in many different fields, ranging from environmental management, conservation, and law to ecotourism, climate change adaptation, and sustainability planning. UPEI also offers a Master of Science degree and PhD in Environmental Sciences.