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Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change | YORK UNIVERSITY Bachelor in Environmental Studies in Ecosystem Management (BES)
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change | YORK UNIVERSITY

Bachelor in Environmental Studies in Ecosystem Management (BES)

Toronto, Canada

5 Years


Full time, Part time

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CAD 32,502 / per year *


* International. $7,123 - Domestic. Full-time tuition for most programs: 5 courses + all supplementary fees


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Celebrate Earth Day with the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) at York University!


Learn how we can sustain and revitalize our natural environments through the conservation and restoration of our ecosystems. Explore the basic concepts of ecology, ecosystem management, policy and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Participate in hands-on, in-class, and field studies to complete this dual credential program, achieving both a 4-year Bachelor’s with Honours degree from York University and a 3year Advanced Diploma with Fleming College in just 5 years.

Topics of study include:

  • Restoration/conservation of ecosystems
  • Habitat assessment
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Ecological research
  • Rural and urban planning
  • Environmental protection
  • Urban ecology
  • Sustainable and just transitions

The Ecosystem Management program brings together the Sustainable Environmental Management (BES) program offered by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change with the Ecosystem Management Technology program offered by Fleming College. In this unique dual credential program, you can choose to begin your studies at York U’s Keele Campus in Toronto, ON or at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario, offering you the opportunity to learn in both an urban and rural setting to gain a better understanding of the various ecosystems. Your studies will take you beyond the classroom to provide you with hands-on training and skill development in diverse environments, including urban parks and city spaces, as well as rivers, lakes, and other watersheds, forests and fields.

At a Glance

  • 5 years of study at York University and Fleming College
  • Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) and Advanced Diploma
  • Offered full-time and part-time
  • Accepts applications from high school applicants (Fall only) and college or university transfer and mature applicants (Fall and Winter)

Option to choose start location at York University’s Keele Campus or Fleming College’s Frost Campus.

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