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3.4.2 Environmental Health (After Degree) 2020/2021

3.4.2 Environmental Health (After Degree)

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) is a fifteen-month program that provides a sound theoretical base and skills necessary to enable graduate professionals to manage current and emerging environmental and public health issues effectively. Students gain experience of examining issues such as food and drinking water safety, waste management, environmental pollution, communicable disease control, occupational safety and health risk and emergency response management, through lectures, laboratories and field visits.

The program also prepares students to challenge the certification examinations of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Applications are encouraged from those individuals who possess an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in a science discipline. Normally a four-year degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or health sciences is preferred.

Space is limited and admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

A. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must normally present the following requirements:

  1. A three- or four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.3 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits. (Normally, courses completed in the spring and summer session immediately preceding the term of entry are not calculated in the AGPA. All grades used in calculating the AGPA are adjusted according to Concordia University of Edmonton’s grade conversion scale.)
  3. Successful completion of
    1. 3 credits in chemistry; and
    2. 3 credits in statistics.
  4. It is recommended that applicants present
    1. 3 credits in microbiology and
    2. 3 credits in human anatomy or 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology

    For graduation students must present these credits.

  5. A statement of career objectives.
  6. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement, section 3.1.3.

Note: To register in the required course [Approved by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science on September 24, 2020] ENVH561 (Field Experience in Public Health Inspection) students will need to submit an immunization record and a security clearance.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess an applicant’s post-secondary academic record for course equivalencies.

B. Selection Process

Following the receipt of final academic transcripts, Concordia University of Edmonton reviews all applications again and makes final admission decisions.