Become a changemaker for a sustainable and just future. Set out on a career path for a better world. Our programs will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge, critical thinking skills, hands-on experience and global perspectives necessary to achieve personal success and make positive change.
Courses with hands-on learning
As our student, you will be joining one of the most passionate and smallest Faculties at York University.
You will benefit from both the close-knit community and exclusive support services in your new home at the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and will have the opportunity to explore and interact with other students, staff and professors in the larger, eclectic academic, social and cultural life of York University.
Join a close-knit community of passionate students looking to change the world. In EUC, you will be supported by a team of academic advisors, peer mentors and career development experts who will help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Connect with our program-specific or sustainability-focused clubs, or get involved in the broader YorkU community with the 400-plus clubs available – or start your own.
Awards & Scholarships
Your hard work deserves to be supported. That’s why we offer multiple ways to finance your studies in EUC. From entrance scholarships and awards for current students to on-campus employment within the Faculty, there are lots of opportunities to finance your studies at York.
4th year in Environmental Management,
Peer Mentor Coordinator
"The close-knit family that is created within the BES programs and the amazing opportunities you are able to get because of how much everyone cares."
International student graduated with the Class of 2021
"When I was looking for a program in Canada, I wanted something tailored to my interest in the environment and making meaningful change with the ability to work with professors who were actually doing research in the field. That is what drew me to York.”
4th year in Sustainable Environmental Management, Co-chair of the Environmental & Urban Change Student Association
"I realized that there are opportunities to work in nature that didn't have to be like veterinary or zoology type of courses, and I was really drawn to just studying the environment as it is, and pursuing a career in it.”
Project Coordinator, Halton Region
"The path to life is like entropy, order and disorder. The order is the instinctive pathway in life you choose, and the disorder is the variety of directions you take to achieve your goal."
Planner 1, City of Brampton
"The program taught me the importance of understanding a variety of disciplines within the planning stream to build better cities, communities and neighborhoods."
Social Support Worker Centre, 454 - A Ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
“Take advantage of Student Counselling, Health & Well-being services. There are many resources available to students, ask questions and advocate for yourself, because there are staff and faculty who will help you along the way.”
Become a changemaker. Join us at one of our special events for prospective students and learn more about our programs.
|Event||Date & Time (EST)||RSVP Link|
|Discover Programs in Environmental & Urban Change||November 2, 4pm to 4:45pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|York University's Virtual Fall Campus Day||November 20, 9am to 2pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Program Preview Night: Sustainable Environmental Management (BES)||November 22, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Master in Environmental Studies (MES) Info Session||November 24, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Program Preview Night: Cities, Regions, Planning (BES)||November 25, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Program Preview Night: Environmental Arts & Justice (BES)||November 29, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Program Preview Night: Global Geography (BA)||November 30, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Program Preview Night: Environmental Science (BSc)||December 1, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Master in Environmental Studies - Planning (MES) Info Session||December 2, 6pm to 7pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|Master in Environmental Studies (MES) Info Session||December 6, Noon to 1pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
|PhD in Environmental Studies Info Session||December 7, Noon to 1pm||CLICK HERE TO REGISTER|
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How to Apply
Whether you are a high school student starting university for the first time, a student interested in transferring to our programs from another university or college or a mature professional looking to make a career change.
Tuition & Fees
Your university costs will consist of tuition, incidental and ancillary fees.
Book an Appointment
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