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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Study diverse perspectives, ideas and traditions. Plot a course from here that can take you anywhere you want to go. With a BA from CBU, you’ll have an exciting, contemporary and challenging opportunity to learn about the world around you. By gaining the knowledge, leadership skills and critical thinking required to succeed in the real world, students adapt a cross-cultural perspective that’s truly unique to Cape Breton University.

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies

Get to the core of community. Students from around the world come to CBU to partake in a participatory and experiential curriculum. This enables students to engage with their communities and familiarize themselves with a workplace environment.

Bachelor of Emergency Management

Every day, emergency management professionals around the world are working hard to safeguard people from natural, technological or human-caused incidents. The demand for knowledgeable and competent emergency managers, planners and responders contributing to safer, more resilient and sustainable communities is on the rise in Canada and globally, and CBU is the Atlantic Canadian university that focuses on the applied aspects of Emergency Management

Bachelor of Engineering (Transfer)

Create solutions for the real world. One look at island life and it becomes clear: Cape Breton is a special place that is focused and determined to make the world a better place. The passion for innovation and collaboration runs deep in our history and fuels our future.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Meet the demand in today’s world. Get the skills you need to meet the demand in today’s world, while fulfilling your dream of living in a world-class destination like Cape Breton Island. From our incredible landscapes to our open ocean shores, it’s more than our well-earned reputation for excellence that drives students here from across the globe.

Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Make the world your special guest. Hospitality is an important part of our Cape Breton culture. At CBU, our Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) degree is a three-year program that combines tourism and hospitality, business education and the opportunity to augment a specialty area with elective courses. This blended approach to the program, in conjunction with two paid internships, prepares students for a position in this multifaceted industry.

Bachelor of Science

Make a discovery for life. Cape Breton University is a place where students with a passion for science come from around the world to study. They come to learn in our modern facilities, draw knowledge from our experienced faculty, and embrace our unique island lifestyle that offers a new perspective on life.

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Bring global nursing skills anywhere you go. Nurses are at the forefront of our health care system. The Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) is an incredible opportunity. It’s a program that prepares students to practice as registered nurses in a variety of health care settings. At Cape Breton University, you arrive inspired and leave prepared with the skills you need to thrive in a global market, with lifelong nursing skills guiding you along the way.

Diploma in Education (Counseling)*

Guide students to success. This 30-credit hour, online graduate-level diploma program is intended to enhance counseling skills for all educators, preparing you for the complex and vastly unique issues today’s students face.

Diploma in Education (Curriculum)

Shape students for the future. From determining how technology fits into our classrooms, to shaping how Canadian culture is woven into our education system, the Diploma in Education (Curriculum) from CBU is an excellent opportunity for every aspiring educator.

Diploma in Educational Technology

Integrate tech. Impact lives. Today’s world is a tech world. That’s why CBU offers a Diploma in Educational Technology that truly reflects the realities of world-class educators. With an ever-growing list of technologies that can help impact student learning, your time studying at CBU is an investment in the future of education.

Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation

Foster creativity. Enable sustainability. The world needs people with sustainable answers to serious problems. The world needs people like you. That’s why the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (MEd SCI) provides you with the knowledge and skills to create transformative learning opportunities anywhere in the world.

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