Environmental Management

The Environmental Management programs (Specialist, Major, Minor, Sustainability Minor,  Environmental Law and Policy Minor and Combined MScSM) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course, ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management, provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment and the social, economic and policy aspects of environmental change.

One possible pathway through Environmental Management would rely mainly on Social Science course selections (e.g., Environmental Politics in Canada, Sociology of the Environment, The Environment: Perspectives from Economics and Ecology). An alternative pathway would rely more heavily on Humanities course selections (e.g., Environmental Ethics, Canadian Environmental History, Literature and the Environment). Experiential learning and research opportunities are important to all of the Environmental Management programs.

No matter which pathway is followed, some basic Science courses are also required. Like the Environmental Science programs, the foundational and gateway course for Environmental Management is ENV100Y5 The Environment, a Science course. The premise is that those who will set environmental policy and lead society through our current environmental challenges must have some foundation in natural science. Students who have concerns about identifying which pathway is best for them are encouraged to visit the Program Advisors and Academic Counsellor early and often.

Professional Advancement for Geography and Environment Students (PAGES)

The program is based on a series of workshops, career events and related activities designed to help students develop: an awareness of research, career and graduate possibilities; skills required to apply successfully for employment and graduate studies; and personal skills to improve self-confidence and potential within the workplace, professional direction and self-awareness. On successful completion of the program students receive a transcript annotation. Please contact Professor Matthew Adams (md.adams@utoronto.ca) for details on registering for this program.

Combined Degree Programs in Environmental Management (HBA) and Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM)

Students in either the Specialist or Major program in Environmental Management with an interest in pursuing a Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) (offered at the UTM campus) have the opportunity to participate in a Combined Degree Program. Combined Degree Programs in Environmental Management and MScSM will allow students to complete an undergraduate degree with an early admission offer to the MScSM program in their fourth year of study. Students will be able to complete 1.0 FCE of MScSM graduate level courses in their final undergraduate year, which will count as credit toward undergraduate degree requirements and the MScSM Program. At the end of the Combined Degree Program, students will have earned a four-year undergraduate degree and an MScSM.

Students interested in pursuing a Combined Degree Program will apply to the program at the end of their third year of study. As part of the application, students will be required to apply and interview for early conditional admission to the MScSM Program. Once accepted into the Combined Degree Program, students will work with the MScSM Director to choose appropriate graduate level courses to complete during their final undergraduate year.