Program Information

School: Brandon University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Area Studies, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Description: We live in an increasingly complex world where changing trade patterns, new political alignments, rapid technological growth, pressure to compete globally in international markets and the rapid depletion of natural resources are accelerating the rate of social change. In this situation, we all have questions about environmental sustainability, population decline, safe disposal of hazardous waste, and maintenance of safe and secure access to fresh potable water supplies, access to high-quality medical care and the future of the family farm. These questions need to be balanced against the perceived benefits of continuous economic growth and development, increased industrialization, quality of life and full-time employment.

The Rural and Community Studies Program offers a multidisciplinary opportunity to examine the implications of some of the changes rural society is currently experiencing. You will examine some of the problems these changes are creating for rural people, and gain an understanding of solutions being used and proposed.

URL: Rural and Community Studies at Brandon University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,203

Cost estimate is per 30 credit hours.

Careers: Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 60 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% average on six Grade 12 U/M courses including English. In general, students from outside the province who apply for admission to Brandon University as regular students are required to have met the minimum requirements for admission to a University in the province or territory in which they graduated from High School.