Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and Planning / School of Planning
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Sustainability Studies
Description: Our Community Design program is for students who care about the character and future of our communities, who are committed to sustainable approaches to the environment, and who want to make a difference in how we build cities and alter landscapes. We give you the design, problem-solving, and communication skills to make it happen. We’re focused on the need to design better living environments, preserve culturally important and environmentally sensitive landscapes, and give communities the tools to make their own choices.

Our program has an interdisciplinary focus that draws on Dalhousie’s expertise in environmental science, environmental studies, urban history, policy management, architecture, and more. Through our internship program and ongoing research projects, you’ll also get real-life, hands-on experience to create healthy and sustainable communities.

URL: Community Design and Sustainability (BCD) (Double Major) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,805

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have satisfactory completion of grade 12 or equivalent with at least five academic university preparatory courses including: English, Academic Math, one science, and two additional university preparatory courses. Biology, geology or geography are recommended courses for students interested in this field. Only applicants with a minimum average of 70% will be considered.