在UPEI Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation program provides students with a strong foundation in climate sciences complemented by courses in climate related policy and cultural impacts of climate change. The degree offers strong comprehensive theory-based courses and a high level of experiential and applied learning. Courses are designed to develop well-rounded students who have a high level of climate change science knowledge supported by highly relevant skills needed to utilize climate change related technology. Faculty members teaching within the Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation program are focused on providing quality instruction and student growth within a cohort-based learning community. Graduates of the program will emerge ready to pursue various climate change related careers, 专业的研究, 或研究生教育.

This program of study examines "climate change adaptation" which refers to the adjustments that societies or ecosystems make to limit the negative effects of climate change or to take advantage of opportunities provided by a changing climate. Adaptation can range from a farmer planting more drought-resistant crops to a coastal community evaluating how best to protect its infrastructure from rising sea level. Climate change is already impacting societies and ecosystems around the world, and many impacts are expected to increase as global temperatures continue to rise. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a certain amount of global warming is inevitable, due to the long-lasting nature of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, and to heat already stored in the oceans. Adapting to the changes that are already underway, and preparing for future climate change, can help reduce the risks societies will face from climate change.

第一年和第二年 of the program will be delivered at the UPEI campus located in Charlottetown, PEI.

第三及四年级 of the program will be delivered at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation located in St. 彼得的,裴.

Meet Zoe Furlotte, fourth-year Bachelor of Applied Climate Change and Adaptation student

upei climate change student zoe furlotte reading a textbook with bright windows in the background
upei climate change student zoe furlotte examining a small drone in a laboratory
upei climate change student zoe furlotte outside the canadian centre for climate chnage and adaptation building during construction
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zoe furlotte at the canadian centre for climate change and adaptation

Zoe discovered a passion for studying climate change at UPEI after moving to the Island from New Brunswick.

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注意: 根据学术条例1h, all undergraduate degree programs require successful completion of IKE-1040 (new for students beginning or returning after re-application in Fall 2022); one of UPEI-1010, upei - 1020, 或upei - 1030, 以及写作强化课程. 


ACC 1010 Introduction to PEI’s Living Climate Lab
ACC 1020 Introduction to Climate Adaptation Tools and Technologies
ACC 2030 Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change
BIO 1010 Current Issues in Environmental Biology
ENV 1010 Introduction to 环境研究
MATH 1120 Calculus for Managerial Social and Life Sciences; or 1910 Single Variable Calculus I


  • acl1080数字素养
  • ECON 1010 Introductory Microeconomics
  • HIST 1010 Canadian History—Pre-Confederation
  • PHIL 1050 Technology, Values, and Society
  • PHYS 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology: Part I


  • UPEI 1010写作研究
  • UPEI 1020 Engaging Ideas and Cultural Contexts
  • UPEI 1030 Engaging University Contexts and Experiences


ACC 1030 Surveying Cultural Landscapes in the Environmental Humanities
ACC 2020 Impacts of Canadian Climate Policy and Politics
BIO 3270海洋生态
ENV 2120 Earth’s Physical Environment
ENV 3110 Understanding Climate Change
PHYS 2630 Atmospheric and Ocean Physics
STAT 1910 Introduction to Probability and Statistics


  • ACLC 2030 Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • ACLC 2090数字人文
  • ENG 2060 Critical Approaches to Texts I
  • 自然灾害
  • ENV 3420 Environment and Development
  • ENV 3510 Sustainable  Community Planning
  • MATH 1920 Single Variable Calculus II
  • PHIL 3020 Environmental Philosophy (was 2030)
  • SAN 2660 Science, Culture and Society




ACC 3010 Global Climate Systems and Science
ACC 3020 Climate Futures and Modelling
ACC 3030气候变化监测
ACC 3040 Climate Change Statistics in R
ACC 3050 Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies
ACC 3060 Remote Sensing and Climate Change
ACC 3090 Geographic Information Systems for Climate Change
ACC 3100 Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
ACC 3120 Canadian Climate Change Management 
ACC 3140 Carbon Pricing Mechanisms and Business Risk Assessment 


ACC 3160 Work Integrated Learning II


ACC 3080 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Climate Mitigation)
ACC 4010气候海岸科学
ACC 4020 Uncertainty and Probability in Climate Change
ACC 4040 Virtual Reality and Climate Change
ACC 4060 Measuring Your Carbon Footprint through Carbon Accounting
ACC 4070极端气候
ACC 4080 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ACC 4120 International Climate Diplomacy

  • 两门4000级ACC选修课

For a complete list of required courses for this program, 请参阅UPEI学术日历.


A drone pilot operates a remote control

博士生斯蒂芬妮·阿诺德 is helping farmers adapt to climate change by providing precision agriculture data from the air, thanks to the UPEI Climate Lab's fleet of drones.

What's Required for Applied Climate Change and Adaptation Admission?

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation is a 127 semester hour degree program.


学生 can apply directly from high school to the UPEI Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation program. Admission will be capped at 40 students, with two of the 40 seats dedicated for Aboriginal students. 学生 of the program will progress as a cohort. All eligible first year candidates are considered for admission based on their average in Grade 12: academic English, 学习数学, and two academic Sciences from the following list (academic 化学, 学习生物学, academic Physics); one other Grade 12 academic subject; minimum overall average of 70% with no individual grade below 65%.

英语水平一般的申请人, 数学和两门生物, 化学, 或物理, is 89% and above when final results for first semester grades are obtained will receive an "Early Offer" of admittance. 所有其他申请人将被排名.

In an effort to support a diverse cohort and build a program with global perspectives and global knowledge transfer opportunities, UPEI encourages applications from domestic and international students.


Consideration will be given to students transferring into the program based on eligibility and enrolment numbers. University transfer students are subject to existing requirements for undergraduate admissions for the Faculty of Science.

大学申请s attending or having attended a university must meet the same requirements as listed above, but can also complete the admission requirements by taking degree level courses.

Refer to the Specific Program 入学要求 in the UPEI 校历 for more information.

学费 and 奖学金 - Applied Climate Change and Adaptation

UPEI的本科学费是 排名倒数第二 in the Atlantic region, and we offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards. 


International students pay $7,704 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.

For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Science, 访问我们的 学费和费用页面.


Ten (10) entrance scholarships of $2,000 are available for students of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation program.

Complete our inquiry form below to find out more.

The Roderick Stirling MacDonald 奖学金 

UPEI has created fifteen (15) annual Roderick Stirling MacDonald 奖学金, 价值1美元,000, for students in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation program.

  • Ten (10) scholarships for first-year students
  • Five (5) scholarships for students entering their third year

学生 with an academic average of 80 per cent or higher in their previous year of study and a passion for improving the effects of climate change are eligible for these awards.

Read more about the Roderick Stirling MacDonald 奖学金 

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Applied Climate Change and Adaptation