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BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences—Bilingual/Baccalauréat ès sciences (sciences de l'environment et de la conservation— bilingue)


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Effective September 2015, there will be no further admissions to BSc ENCS program. Students who entered the program prior to September 2015 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2021. The last BSc ENCS program will be granted at Spring Convocation 2021.

General Information


The four-year Bilingual Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences is a collaborative effort between Faculté Saint-Jean and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. This program, unique in Canada, offers students the opportunity to obtain a fully bilingual Science degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences in Canada's two official languages. Students will complete half of their course work in each of the two Faculties.

The program responds to the need to prepare bilingual (French-English) graduates who will evaluate effects of human land use on plant, soil, water, animal and human resources; assess and facilitate conservation, reclamation and remediation measures for natural and damaged ecosystems; understand and communicate in both official languages the role that social, economic and political forces play in natural resource management. This unique degree will be attractive to Francophone and Francophile students across Canada and from other countries.

Career opportunities for BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences graduates fluent in both of Canada's official languages are many and varied. Employment opportunities include career paths with government or nongovernment agencies (such as private corporations and private consulting companies) concerned with ecotourism, environmental education, environmental management, environmental planning, environmental policy analysis, environmental risk assessment, environmental sociology, forestry, land reclamation, protected areas, nature reserves, parks, rangeland management, recreational areas, resource conservation and wildlife.

Students who have not completed any postsecondary studies will complete ★54 at Faculté Saint-Jean, not counting ★6 for ANGL 101 or equivalent, and ★60 in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. (see Compétence dans la langue anglaise /English Language Proficiency for Admission )

Transfer students must be fluent in both French and English; fluency criteria will be determined by the Faculties.

Students who have completed one year of postsecondary studies will complete a minimum of ★45 at Faculté Saint-Jean and a minimum of ★45 in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (see Compétence dans la langue anglaise /English Language Proficiency for Admission ).

Students who have completed two or more years of postsecondary studies will complete a minimum of ★30 at Faculté Saint-Jean and a minimum of ★30 in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (see BSc in Environmental and Sciences Bilingual/Baccalauréate ès sciences (sciences de l'environment et de la conservation-bilingue)  and Transfer Applicants ).

Year 1 is primarily taken at Faculté Saint-Jean, and later specialization courses are taken from the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Courses must be carefully sequenced throughout the four years; therefore, students should plan their programs carefully with help from Advisors from both Faculties.

Required Courses

See Environmental and Conservation Sciences, BSc  including its notes for requirements of the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program core. Students can major in Land Reclamation, Conservation Biology, Human Dimensions of Environmental Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, or Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management. Requirements of the individual majors can be found in Conservation Biology Major  through Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management Major .

Students will normally take ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean (see Le programme /The program  for a complete course listing and suggested sequencing).

Students will take the following ★60 offered by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences.

Major Core Courses


(See Conservation Biology Major  through Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management Major  for specific major requirements)

  • ★12 - 21 Major Core Courses
  • ★6 - 15 Approved Program Electives
  • ★3 - 6 Capstone course

Note: REN R 299  Field School is normally taken in the spring between second and third years.

Appeals and Graduation


Appeals

Students registered in the bilingual program can obtain consistent information for formal and informal grade appeal and academic appeal procedures and regulations from both the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Faculté Saint-Jean.

Graduation

Students registered in the BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences - Bilingual require ★120 to graduate. Eligibility for convocation will be assessed by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences in consultation with Faculté Saint-Jean.

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