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Planning, Geography, and Environmental Studies

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Regional and community planning

The Bachelor of Regional and Community Planning (BRCP) is an interdisciplinary program that connects environmental studies, art, natural sciences, policy and law, urban design, history, and communications. This program provides you with the skills and work experience you need to work as a planning professional in Canada or abroad, or pursue graduate studies. It is one of three undergraduate programs in B.C. that can lead to a Registered Professional Planning designation.

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Gain a deeper understanding of our earth by earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major, minor, extended minor, or honours in geography. Areas of study include Geography, Environmental Science concentration, Global Studies concentration and Urban Studies and Planning concentration.


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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies provides you with the skills and knowledge to pursue environmental careers in a variety of settings, including agriculture and food security, climate change, land use planning/GIS, and environmental communications.

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Natural Sciences)

Environmental Studies — minor

Enrolling in a geography elective led me to discover an unexpected yet harmonious path in pursuing my BA in Geography with a concentration in Urban Planning. This academic journey immersed me in diverse subjects—land use management, natural sciences, geomorphology, policy and planning, allowing me to blend my appreciation for beauty and the built environment with a deep exploration of the role of place in society. An unforgettable aspect of my degree was having the opportunity to partake in research on Food Security as it relates to refugees in Kenya, examining its connections to COVID-19 and gender dynamics. This experience enhanced my research and analytical skills during a three-month stay in Nairobi. My advice for students would be to take classes that truly ignite your curiosity, and not to neglect the various opportunities to get involved while on campus, as they often lead to the most enriching experiences.

  • – Natasha Knebelow
  •    BA Geography, Urban Planning Concentration