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.
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.
Appeals and Graduation
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.
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.