News Archives: GPRC offers new degree pathways with Royal Roads University
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
GRANDE PRAIRIE – Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) and its partner Royal Roads University are offering new degree pathways to students in Northwestern Alberta.
GPRC and Victoria, B.C.-based Royal Roads University have signed a new transfer agreement allowing students to start their degree at GPRC and transfer into Royal Roads University’s School of Environment and Sustainability.
GPRC students now have the opportunity to start a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice or Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Practice in Grande Prairie and complete it at Royal Roads University.
“We pride ourselves on our collaborations with other post-secondary institutions and providing students in our region the options they want to achieve their career goals. This new transfer agreement is another example of how the college responds to the needs of the community and industry by building these vital partnerships,” says GPRC President and CEO Don Gnatiuk.
Along with the new degree pathways to Royal Roads University’s School of Environment and Sustainability, GPRC also renewed existing transfer agreements with the University’s School of Business. These two agreements continue to give GPRC students the opportunity to transfer into the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business and the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management programs at Royal Roads.
“We are delighted to provide career-enhancing options for GPRC’s students through new degree pathways into the applied, experiential and practical programs in our School of Environment and Sustainability,” says Brigitte Harris, dean of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, Royal Roads University.
Students interested in learning more about GPRC, its programs and its degree completion opportunities can book a campus tour or meet with an Academic Advisor by calling 780-539-4772 or e-mailing StudentInfo@gprc.ab.ca.
GPRC is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported to provide opportunities in postsecondary education in northwestern Alberta. Established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, GPRC now includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, and learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide variety of career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion at baccalaureate and master levels through collaborations with four-year universities. For more information, visit gprc.ab.ca.
About Royal Roads
Royal Roads University, a public university established in 1995, offers a progressive model of post-secondary education and research, delivering applied and professional programs. The university offers its students a blended learning experience combining online and on-campus instruction, as well as full time intensive on-campus instruction in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, certificates and diplomas. It also offers progressive executive, custom and continuing studies programs.
For more information, please contact:
Royal Roads University
Communications and Advancement
Phone: 250-391-2600 ext. 4326