Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science


At a minimum, the following recognized college/university level courses, each with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade:

  • Six credits (two courses) in chemistry with a laboratory component in at least one course.
  • Six credits  (two courses) in biology.
  • Six credits (two courses) in math or physics (may include three credits of statistics), with at least one course in linear algebra or calculus.
  • Six credits (two courses) in writing or communications.

Standard Admission

  • Completion of an approved transfer program with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) GPA.


  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade in each.
  • Completion of an Arts or Science Diploma (or 60 credits), including a minimum of 24 second-year credits, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum 'B' (3.00/4.33) grade in each.
  • Significant, relevant experience.

English Language Proficiency

Additional Recommendations 

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for the program. Before entering the program, well prepared students typically have completed:

  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Ecology and Microbiology
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra

Royal Roads University recognizes that each student has unique characteristics and qualifications. Therefore, students who have questions about their eligibility for this program or wish to discuss flexible assessment options should contact the program office for more information. Contact one of our advisors to learn more about how Royal Roads can help you reach your career goals.