Become a changemaker for a just and sustainable future.
Set out on a career path for a better world.
The new Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University is a call to action to respond to today’s most pressing challenges facing people and the planet.
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.
Explore our Programs
We live in an urban world. Learn how inclusive and sustainable planning can help cities and regions around the globe face and manage the pressing social and environmental challenges caused by increased urbanization.
Choose a degree that centres on solutions for a just and equitable world. Address global environmental challenges through political, philosophical, artistic, cultural and educational theory and practice.
Study the science of how environmental systems work through two streams: Environmental Dynamics or Biodiversity and Conservation. Learn to understand, prevent, and solve environmental challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, erosion, and extreme weather events. Gain scientific, technical, and analytical skills to create practical solutions to these complex environmental issues.
Geography is about knowing your world and how it works, from the largest cities to the most remote environments. We apply ways of thinking that bring together the arts and sciences to find solutions to real world problems.
Explore some of the most critical issues facing the earth today: the climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, waste management, energy consumption and sustainable solutions. Investigate how the environment and natural resources are managed, and how we can transition toward more just and sustainable systems.
Uncertain which degree to apply to? Consider our NEW Undeclared Major option for undergraduate applicants starting University for the first time!
The Undeclared major option offers you an open first year experience that will provide you with the opportunity to take foundation courses in four majors offered by EUC (Exception applies to majoring the BSc in Environmental Science)
Learn how to respond to the climate crisis and take action through sustainable energy solutions. Explore the practice and theory behind decarbonization, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy systems planning and integration.
The Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP) prepares students to collaborate with communities to make art of all forms, to express diverse identities, to explore and take action on social and environmental issues.
Computing, imaging, Earth observation, and measurement technologies advance rapidly. Embrace these developments and gain job-ready skills to enhance your abilities at quantifying, interpreting, and analyzing spatial and temporal patterns and processes.
Supporting your success
As a community, we believe that making positive change requires bold and diverse thinking, ambitious action, and community engagement. Right from the beginning of your program, we will be there to support your success inside and outside the classroom. We are inclusive and devoted to making the world a better place for all.
Why choose the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change?