What will I learn?

Preserving and protecting the planet is more important than ever, and this program explores how citizens, corporations and governments resist or embrace and enact eco-friendly ideas and approaches. You’ll learn how to research and resolve environmental issues through fieldwork, consulting for external clients, investigating urban sustainability issues in downtown Toronto, going on international exchange and pursuing an optional practicum. Your ability to interpret various environments, analyze people’s behaviour and critique sustainable initiatives will empower you to affect change in communities of all scales.

After Graduation

Your ability to interpret various environments, analyze people’s behaviour and needs and critique sustainable initiatives will effect positive change in many fields: policy; sustainability; health and safety; education; and private, government or non-profit sectors. You may work as a sustainability and reporting analyst, environmental health and safety coordinator, field technician, climate change coordinator, or urban agriculture and climate researcher.

You may also choose to pursue professional environmental certifications, teachers’ college, law school, or graduate studies in geography, environmental science and management, urban planning, policy or related fields.

This is a Grades-Only program. Students are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 - CAN $27,601.79; Year 2 - CAN $27,281.79; Year 3 - CAN $27,281.79; Year 4 - CAN $27,281.79

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


Faculty of Arts

Jorgenson Hall, JOR-100,

380 Victoria Street,


Ontario (ON),

M5B 2K3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Graduation from Grade 12 of an academic program at an accredited secondary school with high academic standing including minimum B grades in the program-specific subject prerequisites and a minimum B overall average. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL iBT 92-93; MELAB: 85; CAEL: 70; PTE: 60.

For international students

Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. It is essential that subject prerequisite requirements and grades for specific Ryerson programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 92-93 Internet-based, MELAB score of 85; CAEL score of 70 and PTE score of 60, Cambridge English - 180 and above on C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency.

February 1 is the guaranteed consideration date for applications to all programs.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education.

  • Career-driven education
  • Wide selection of undergraduate academic subjects
  • Co-operative education opportunities and internships
  • Dedicated entrance scholarships for international students