BSc Environmental




Environmental management has become a key issue in the pursuit of sustainable development for small island states, with fluctuating economies and fragile natural environments.  The purpose of this programme is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable about the complex environmental issues facing society. The curriculum is comprehensive and action-oriented. In addition to being aligned to established standards for best practice in environmental management, students also have an opportunity to conduct research, thereby ensuring that they will be able to make meaningful interventions in the prudent management of our resources, and to promote behaviors that support sustainable development.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, biology and chemistry, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).


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    5-6 Years (PT)



                                                COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                         CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

    ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 118 Workplace Communication 3
    ENVS 215 Disaster Management 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
    ENVS 256 Air Quality Control 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3
    ENVS 257 Soil Science 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
    ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
    ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
    ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3
    ENVS 300 Environmental Ethics 3 CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry 3
    ENVS 305 Environmental Communication & Negotiation 3 ECON 230 Introduction to Environmental Economics 3
    ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3  Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
    ENVS 316 Tropical Forest and Wildlife Management 3 SUPPORT COURSES
    ENVS 318 Hazardous Waste Management 3 BIOL 136 Introduction to Principles of Ecology 3
    ENVS 413 Energy Efficiency and Conservation 3 CHEM 112 Concepts in Chemistry II 3
    ENVS 414 Coastal Zone Management and Technology 3 GEOG 121 Concepts in Geography 3
    ENVS 415 Risk Management 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
    ENVS 420 Sustainable Development 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3
    ENVS 460 Environmental Analysis and Resolution of Environmental Problems 3 PHYS 100 Introduction to the Physics 3
    ENVS 462 Human Health and the  Environment 3 GISY 172 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
    ENVS 465 International Organizations and Environmental Politics 3 Total Support Courses Credits 21
    ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3
    LAWW 165 Environmental Law and Policy 3
    OSHE 245 Occupational Safety and Health Management 3
    WRMT 200 Wastewater Management 3
    Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 72

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management, students must complete 123 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below:

    Required courses in the major area of study 72 credits
    Total Courses in Major Area of Study 72 credits
    Core curriculum courses 30 credits
    Support courses 21 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 123 credits

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