The UPEI 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 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 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 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, professional studies, or graduate education.

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, 一定程度的全球变暖是不可避免的, 由于温室气体在大气中的持久性, 以及已经储存在海洋中的热量. 适应已经发生的变化, 并为未来的气候变化做准备, 能否帮助减少社会将面临的气候变化风险.

Years 1 and 2 of the program will be delivered at the UPEI campus located in Charlottetown, PEI.

Years 3 and 4 of the program will be delivered at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation located in St. Peter’s, PEI.

Meet Elinor Haldane, third-year 应用气候变化与适应 student

upei student elinor haldane
upei student elinor haldane
upei student elinor haldane
upei student elinor haldane

Third-year 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 student Elinor Haldane describes why she chose UPEI, 这个项目的伟大之处在于.


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Course Structure
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NOTE: As per Academic Regulation 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, or UPEI-1030, and a Writing Intensive Course. 

Year 1

ACC 1010 PEI的生活气候实验室介绍
ACC 1020气候适应工具和技术导论
ACC 2030土著知识与气候变化
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CS 1910 Computer Science I
ENV 1010环境研究导论
MATH 1120 Calculus for Managerial Social and Life Sciences; or 1910 Single Variable Calculus I

One of the following electives:

  • ACLC 1080 Digital Literacy
  • 微观经济学入门
  • HIST 1010加拿大历史-联邦前
  • 技术,价值观和社会
  • 物理生命科学I
  • 心理学导论:第一部分

One of the following courses:

  • UPEI 1010 Writing Studies
  • UPEI 1020参与的思想和文化背景
  • UPEI 1030参与大学环境和经验

Year 2

BIO 3270 Field Coastal Ecology
ENV 2120地球物理环境
ENV 3110了解气候变化

Two of the following electives:

  • ACLC 2030领导力研究导论
  • ACLC 2090 Digital Humanities
  • 文本的关键方法
  • ENV3210 Natural Hazards
  • ENV 3420环境与发展
  • ENV 3510可持续社区规划
  • 数学1920单变量微积分2
  • 环境哲学(是2030年)
  • SAN 2660科学、文化与社会

Summer Session


Year 3

ACC 3020气候未来和模型
ACC 3030气候变化监测
ACC 3040气候变化统计R
ACC 3090气候变化地理信息系统
ACC 3120加拿大气候变化管理 
ACC 3140碳定价机制和商业风险评估 

Summer Session


Year 4

ACC 3080减少温室气体排放(气候减缓)
ACC 4010 Climate Coastal Science
ACC 4060通过碳核算测量你的碳足迹
ACC 4070 Climate Extremes
ACC 4080气候变化影响和适应
ACC 4120国际气候外交

  • 两门4000级ACC选修课

要查看本课程的完整必修课列表, 请参阅UPEI学术日历.

Agriculture from the air

PhD student Stephanie Arnold
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PhD student Stephanie Arnold is helping farmers adapt to climate change by providing precision agriculture data from the air, 多亏了UPEI气候实验室的无人机舰队.

Admissions Criteria

The 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 is a 127 semester hour degree program.

High school graduate

Students can apply directly from high school to the UPEI 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 program. Admission will be capped at 40 students, with two of the 40 seats dedicated for Aboriginal students. 该计划的学生将作为一个队列进步. All eligible first year candidates are considered for admission based on their average in Grade 12: academic English, academic Math, 和以下列表中的两个学术科学(学术化学, academic Biology, 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, Math and two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, 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鼓励国内外学生申请.

University applicant

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.

University applicants 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.

请参阅具体课程入学要求 在UPEI学术日历中获取更多信息.

Fees and Funding

UPEI的本科学费是 second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards. 


$6,570 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($657 per 3 credit course).
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, visit our Tuition and Fees page.


十(10)个2美元的入学奖学金,000 are available for students of the 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 program.



UPEI has created fifteen (15) annual Roderick Stirling MacDonald Scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, for students in the 应用气候变化与适应理学学士 program.

  • 一年级学生十(10)个奖学金
  • 五(5)奖学金的学生进入第三年

Students 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.


Faculty Members
Your mentors. Our professors.

UPEI有大约250名教师,他们都是杰出的大发体育在线, teachers, and mentors, 我们每年都会招更多的人, progressive, and unique programs. 但故事不只是在数字上. 关键在于我们员工的素质. 来自世界各地的获奖教师已经把UPEI作为家. Here, you’ll learn directly from these world-class professors and researchers in small classes where you’ll have easy access to them.