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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Environment and Urban Sustainability (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Understand how to preserve and protect the planet. Play an important role in making the earth a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. Explore the ways in which citizens, corporations and governments resist or embrace and enact eco-friendly ideas and approaches. Pursue your passion to research and resolve environmental issues.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Where You Belong

Jina, an Environment and Urban Sustainability student, refers to it as a “passion program” where students are inspired to bring about change, preserve ecosystems and take a stance on social and environmental issues, such as climate change and waste management. “I’ve learned a lot about urban sustainability, and different infrastructures to use to make Toronto a more sustainable city, like installing a green roof, where there’s a lack of greenery. You learn about how the environment affects people, and how we impact the environment and how our actions have consequences.”


Where You Belong: Jina's Story 

Distinctive Learning

Field trips and research; professional seminars; consulting for an external client; project management; investigation of urban sustainability issues in downtown Toronto; international exchange program; optional practicum.

After Graduation

Your ability to interpret various environments, analyze people’s behaviour and needs and critique sustainable initiatives will effect positive change in various capacities: as a policy and report analyst, sustainability officer, environmental technician, as well as related coordinator, educator and manager roles in the private, government or non-profit sectors. Pursue professional environmental certifications; teachers’ college; law school; graduate studies in geography, environmental science and management, urban planning, policy and related fields.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,126
International Fees Range: $27,282 - $27,627

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • a minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)” as requirement.
  • Note: The grades required in the subject prerequisites (normally 70%) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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