Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Sustainability Studies
Description: In 2008, Dalhousie created Canada’s first College of Sustainability, bringing distinguished thinkers and problem-solvers together in a new way to examine and take action on today’s most urgent global issues. Because the College and its faculty understand that change cannot happen in isolation, Environment, Sustainability, and Society (ESS) lecturers and profs come from across the academic spectrum—business, the arts, science, engineering, health, and design. All of them share one unwavering goal: to develop sustainable solutions that will preserve our planet for future generations.

The BSc Combined Honours degree program allows students to combine a study of Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS) with another subject (Allied Subject). The Allied Subject may be any Honours subject from the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Computer Science. An Honours Thesis is completed in either ESS or in the Allied Subject. Students intending to complete a Combined Honours program must consult with academic advisors in both subject areas. This degree may also be combined with Minor(s).

URL: Environment, Sustainability, and Society (BSc) (Combined Honours) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,634

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

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to the ESS Honours Program by completing the “Intent to Register for ESS Honours Thesis” form before the end of the winter term prior to starting the Honours Thesis course. Students must also complete the Dalhousie Honours Application Form before the deadline in September of their Honours year.