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Degrees


The Faculty of Environmental Studies offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES), and a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch). At the graduate level a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctoral (PhD) degree may be obtained in both Geography, and Regional Planning and Resource Development. A Master of Environmental Studies (MES) is also available in Geography. A Master of Environmental Studies (MES) may be obtained in Environment and Resource Studies. A Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAES) in Local Economic Development is offered by the Faculty. In addition, the Environment and Resource Studies and Geography Departments offer Joint Honours programs at the undergraduate level with many other Departments in the University (see programs for other details). Normally, admission to Joint Honours programs will be at the Year Two level.

Degrees may be obtained in the following program areas:

BES
Pre-professional Architecture (3-1/3 years on rotating work/study co-operative scheme)
BArch
Professional Architecture (2-2/3 years with co-operative work terms following completion of the BES Pre-professional Architecture)
BES
Honours Environment and Resource Studies (4 years)
BES
Honours Co-operative Environment and Resource Studies (4-2/3 years with rotating work/study terms)
BES
Honours Geography (4 years)
BES
Honours Co-operative Geography (4-2/3 years with rotating work/study terms)
BES
General Geography (3 years)
BES
Honours Urban and Regional Planning (4 years)
BES
Honours Co-operative Urban and Regional Planning (4-1/3 years with rotating work/study terms)
MA
Geography
MA
Regional Planning and Resource Development
MES
Environment and Resource Studies
MAES
Local Economic Development
MES
Geography
PhD
Geography
PhD
Regional Planning and Resource Development

The student should apply to the unit most suited to her/his interests. There is considerable freedom to transfer to other Faculties after Year One, depending upon the student's academic record and program. Ease of transferring between the units of the Faculty of Environmental Studies varies. Transfer to the Department of Environment and Resource Studies and the School of Urban and Regional Planning is not normally permitted above Year Two.

The Faculty has several awards granted to students for meritorious performance, e.g. Dean's Honours List, Alumni Gold Medal, monetary prizes. Further information can be obtained from the office of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies.


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