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Bachelor of Ecosystem Management Ecosystem Management

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Ecosystem Management prepares graduates for exciting work in the fields of environmental management and restoration, and fish and wildlife management. This credential was designed in consultation with environmental industry partners and builds on a diploma in environmental sciences, resource management, or environmental assessment and restoration (or equivalent). The program will integrate applied field and lab skills into a framework of theoretical studies and culminate in a capstone learning experience. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Ecosystem Management is a unique and in-demand credential in the Albertan and western Canadian post-secondary sectors. Key attributes that differentiate this degree from traditional bachelors' degrees include a curriculum strongly focused on industry relevant technical and field skills, environmental science concentrations that are unique to the system, and interdisciplinary coursework. In addition, students will be required to acquire non-credit certifications in various environmental field techniques (e.g. H2S Alive, water craft operation, small engine repair, electro-fishing, WHMIS, first aid, etc.).

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: Students who have completed either the Environmental Assessment and Restoration or the Renewable Resource Management diplomas from Lethbridge College will be accepted directly into the Ecosystem Management – Bachelor of Applied Science program. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission. Transfer students are required to have a diploma in Environmental Sciences or equivalent, or a related bachelor’s degree in an area such as Resource Management, Biology, Environmental Studies or a similar area of study.

Transfer students with related credentials will be accepted into the program after being assessed on an individual basis to determine whether they are required to take bridging courses to meet degree outcomes. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission. 

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Your Investment: Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.

SUPPLIES FOR FIELD STUDIES:  Students on field studies are expected to provide their own equipment and supplies. This includes: warm sleeping bag, ground sheet and pad, tent may be required (notification will be given at orientation), back pack for gear, adequate clothing for cold/wet weather, hiking boots, work gloves, cooking and eating gear (may be shared), food, binoculars, digital camera (standard feature), orienteering compass, field equipment vest (recommended), “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/ surveyors book, water bottle, sunscreen, safety glasses (3rd year), 30 cm metric steel ruler.

Field studies schedules are dependent on many variables and may require students to participate on weekends. All program field studies require mandatory attendance.

OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  Available from Lethbridge College Bookstore:  Lab coat, safety glasses, Douglas protractor, “write-in-the-rain” treated field notebook/surveyors book, 16X hand lens, dissection kit, metric triangular scale with 1:20, 1:25, 1:50, 1:75, 1:100 and 1:125 graduations.

Available from Sporting, Hardware, and Office Supply Stores: Nexus Type 115 or Silva Ranger compass (with declination adjustment screw), clipboard, 4 GB or higher USB memory stick, chest waders, scientific calculator ($15 - $30 range), 12 or more coloured pencils (pencil crayons), binoculars (8 X 40 or 10 X 50 magnification), 30 cm metric steel ruler.

For additional information concerning supplies, contact the lab coordinator at 403.320.3202, Extension 5594.

NOTE: Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirement to complete the program. Courses such as ATV operations, H2S Alive, small engine repair, electro-fishing, etc. will occur as part of field trip season activities. Students will be responsible for the fees associated with these courses. Prior valid training possessed by students will be considered for recognition.

Application Deadline

New third-year students, or transfer students with advance standing through completion of a related diploma are accepted into the program in September of each year for on-campus study.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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