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Dual Credential Programs with Ontario Colleges

A Dual Credential program allows you to get the best of both the college and the university experience. Taking advantage of the outstanding professors, facilities and courses offered by both schools, you can receive a university degree and college diploma or certificate in less time than it would take to do them separately.

These programs are currently available:

  • Environmental Management & Technology, Urban Sustainability or Ecosystem Management: Receive a combined university degree and college advanced diploma from either Seneca College or Fleming College in five years (instead of seven).
  • International Development: Receive a combined university degree and Post-Graduate Certificate from Humber College in four years (instead of five).

The accelerated programs at Seneca and Fleming colleges can begin either at the respective college or at York University  and are then completed at the partner institution. Students enrolled in Dual Credential programs must fulfill the Dual Credential program requirements of both institutions. 

Program Details

What you will earn: After successfully completing the Dual Credential Program in Ecosystem Management at Fleming College, BES students will receive 30 block transfer credits toward their BES degree at York University. Students will also receive their Honours Bachelor in Environmental Studies degree from York University and an Advanced Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology (EMX) from Fleming College.

How to Apply

University students in the BES Honours program may apply to the Dual Credential Program in Ecosystem Management (DCEM) at Fleming College. Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year in the BES program. They must also declare Environmental Management as their Area of Concentration and fulfil those requirements. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+).

An internal application must be submitted to the Admissions Office at Fleming College and must be completed during your third year of studies in the BES program. (An internal application is available from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, Office of Academic Services.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this Dual Credential program is contingent upon Fleming College's own admissions criteria and is, therefore, not automatic or guaranteed.

Students transferring from York University to Fleming College to complete the Dual Credential option must complete 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Students who do not have these math courses will be required to take MATH 63 in semester 1 at Fleming.

Note: Students who only complete one of the Dual Credential program requirements at one of the two institutions will not be eligible to receive the corresponding credential from that institution. Students need to complete the full set of stand-alone program requirements in order to earn the credential from that institution.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS FIRST ENROLLING IN THE BES PROGRAM AT YORK

Year 1 - (30 credits):

  • ENVS 1000 6.00 Earth in Our Hands
  • ENVS 1200 6.00 Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.00 Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.

Year 2 - (33 credits):

Year 3 - (30 credits):

Years 4 and 5 - at Fleming College:

Course selections are determined by Fleming College.

York Course Credit Exclusions for Fleming College

Successful completion of the aforementioned courses will grant exemptions from GEOM34, ECOS8, ECOS12, ECOS5 and LAWS56 at Fleming College. Students may seek advising from the program coordinator at Fleming College after being admitted to the program.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING AT YORK AFTER COMPLETING THEIR ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Fleming students enrolled in the Ecosystem Management Technology program at Fleming College who are expected to successfully complete the requirements for the Technology Advanced Diploma with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (York equivalent to a 'B' average or better) in their final year of study can apply to the Dual Credential program with the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (BES) through the usual York University application process for admissions to the Bachelor in Environmental Studies Honours program. Successful applicants will be awarded 60 block transfer credits toward their BES Honours degree and can then work toward completion of their Honours degree within two years.

Year 4 of Dual Credential Program (1st year of study at York; 30 Credits):

Year 1 at York (30 credits):
  • ENVS 1000 6.00 Earth in Our Hands
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • ENVS 2000 6.00 Foundations in Environmental Politics, Justice, & Arts
  • ENVS 2200 6.00 Foundations in Urban and Regional Environments
  • ENVS 2400 6.00 Foundations of Environmental management
Year 2:
  • 12 ENVS credits at the 3000 or 4000 level to be selected from environmental management area of concentration (see the BES Program Areas of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 18 ENVS credits at the 4000 level to be selected from environmental management area of concentration (see the BES Program Areas of Concentration section for the list of courses).
Course Credit Exclusions for FC Ecosystem Management Technology Students

Students entering the Dual Credential in Environmental Studies from FC will be exempted from the following courses: ENVS 1200 6.00ENVS 1500 6.00ENVS 2009 3.00ENVS 3010 3.00ENVS 2410 3.00, or ENVS 3401 3.00ENVS 2420 3.00, or ENVS 3402 3.00ENVS 3520 3.00ENVS 3521 3.00ENVS 4442 3.00ENVS 4520 3.00.

For more information on the Fleming College program, visit flemingcollege.ca.

What you will earn: After successfully completing the EMT, you will receive an Honours Bachelor in Environmental Studies degree and an Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management Technology.

York’s strengths in Environmental Management lie in our broad approaches to understanding policy and management, and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Seneca’s strengths are in the hands-on, technical areas associated with environmental technology, seen through the management of water resources and engineering through applied sciences. That means the Dual Credential program provides a broader education than either institution can offer alone, emphasizing field and laboratory skills, as well as skills in critical analysis, issue analysis, effective management and problem solving, independent study and teamwork.

How to Apply

York University students in the Honours BES program may apply to the Dual Credential program in Environmental Management Technology (EMT) at Seneca College during the third year of studies and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+). If you intend to pursue this option, you must declare your intention after your first year in the BES program. You must also declare Management as your Area of Concentration and fulfill those requirements. Please review the program specific requirements in the current academic calendar.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this Dual Credential program is contingent upon Seneca College’s own admissions criteria – it’s not automatic or guaranteed. Students transferring from York University to Seneca College to complete the Dual Credential option must complete Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U) to be admitted to the Seneca College Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology or Civil Engineering Technology. SC/MATH 1510 6.0 Fundamentals of Mathematics from York University will be accepted as meeting this college math eligibility requirement.

Students also have the option of completing the required math through Academic Upgrading. For additional options for obtaining the required math needed for admission to Seneca College Advanced Diploma Programs, contact Seneca College Admissions. Students from York University who wish to pursue the Dual Credential option in Seneca College must complete the required math no later than the Summer prior to enrolling in the Fall of the advanced diploma program at Seneca.

Admission requirements for direct entry into this Dual Credential Program can be found here.

Note: Students who only complete one of the Dual Credential program requirements at one of the two institutions will not be eligible to receive the corresponding credential from that institution. Students need to complete the full set of stand-alone program requirements in order to earn the credential from that institution.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS FIRST ENROLLING IN THE BES PROGRAM AT YORK

Year 1 (30 Credits)

  • ENVS 1000 6.00   Earth in Our Hands: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 1200 6.00   Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.00   Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • Science requirement: the General Education science requirement is met by taking six credits from the following departments: Anthropology (AP/ANTH 1120 6.00 only); Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Atmospheric Science; Geography (SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 only); Natural Science; Physics & Astronomy; or Science & Technology Studies.

Year 2 (30 credits)

Year 3 (30 credits)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS FIRST ENROLLING IN THE SENECA ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Year 4 of Dual Credential Program (1st year of study at York; 30 Credits):

Year 1 at York (30 credits):
  • ENVS 1000 6.00 Earth in Our hands
  • ENVS 2000 6.00 Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 2400 6.00 Foundations of Environmental Management
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • 6 credits electives

 Year 5 of Dual Credential Program (2nd year of study at York; 30 Credits):

 Year 2 at York (30.00 credits)
  • 12 credits at the 3000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management
  • 18 credits at the 4000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management (see the BES Program Areas of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Course Credit Exclusions for Seneca Environmental Technology students at York

Students entering the Dual Credential program in Environmental Management and Technology from Seneca College are exempt from the following courses:

ENVS 1500 6.00, ENVS 2009 3.00, ENVS 2200 6.00, ENVS 2410 3.00 or ENVS 3401 3.00, ENVS 3420 3.00, ENVS 3520 3.00, ENVS 3521 3.00 , ENVS 4700 3.00

Students who only complete one of the Dual Credential program requirements at one of the two institutions will not be eligible to receive the corresponding credential from that institution. Students would need to complete the full set of stand-alone program requirements in order to earn the credential from that institution.

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College are required to complete the three-year diploma program and earn a minimum of 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Seneca College (equivalent to a B+ at York University). Successful candidates will be awarded 60 transfer credits toward their Bachelor in Environmental Studies Honours degree.

What you will earn: Upon successful completion of the Dual Credential program, you will receive a BES Honours degree from York University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development from Humber College.

How to Apply

York University students in the BES program may apply to the Dual Credential program in International Development at Humber College at the beginning of their third year of studies. Students must be in the BES Honours program and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.0(C+). Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year of study in the BES Honours program.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this Dual Credential program is contingent upon Humber’s own admissions criteria and is, therefore, not automatic or guaranteed. To be considered for admission, applications to Humber College must be submitted by February 1 through the Ontario College Application Services. It is strongly recommended that students have training in a second language, as well as experience in either working with an international development organization or travelling outside Canada (for example, through an international field course such as ENVS 4810A 6.0 Ecology and Sustainability in Costa Rica).

Year 1 – (33 credits):

  • ENVS 1000 6.00 Earth in Our Hands
  • ENVS 1200 6.00 Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.00 Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • Science requirement: the General Education science requirement is met by taking six credits from the following departments: Anthropology (AP/ANTH 1120 6.00 only); Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Atmospheric Science; Geography (SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 only); Natural Science; Physics & Astronomy; or Science & Technology Studies.
  • 3 credits electives (it is strongly recommended to include AP/ADMS 1500 3.00)

Year 2 – (33 credits):

  • ENVS 2000 6.00  Foundations in Environmental Politics, Justice & Arts      
  • ENVS 2009 3.00  Quantitative Methods
  • ENVS 2200 6.00  Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
  • ENVS 2400 6.00  Foundations of Environmental Management
  • ENVS 3010 3.00  Qualitative Methods
  • ENVS 3303 3.00 Politics, Performance and the Art of Resistance
  • or ENVS 3151 3.00 Environmental Politics and Advocacy
  • ENVS 3505 3.00 Business and Sustainability or ENVS 4442 Environmental Auditing 3.00
  • 3 credits electives (it is strongly recommended to include a second language course)

Year 3 – (30 credits):

  • 12 ENVS credits at the 3000 level from the student’s declared area of concentration of which 6 credits is mandatory (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 18 ENVS credits at the 4000-level; recommended courses are: ENVS 4011 3.00, ENVS 4161 3.00, ENVS 4215 3.00, ENVS 4220 3.00, ENVS 4310 3.00

Year 4 – at Humber College:

Course selections will be determined by the Humber College program coordinator during an individual advising appointment. For more information on the Humber College program, visit: https://business.humber.ca/programs/international-development.html.

What you will earn: After successfully completing the Dual Credential Program in Urban Sustainability (DCUS), you will receive your Honours Bachelor in Environmental Studies degree and an Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.

How to Apply

York University students in the Honours BES program may apply to the DCUS at Seneca College during their third year of studies and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+). Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year in the BES program. They must declare Urban and Regional Environments as their Area of Concentration and fulfill those requirements.

Admission Requirements

Students transferring from York University to Seneca College to complete the Dual Credential option must complete Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U) to be admitted to the Seneca College Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology or Civil Engineering Technology.

SC/MATH 1510 6.0 Fundamentals of Mathematics from York University will be accepted as meeting this college math eligibility requirement. Students also have the option of completing the required math through Academic Upgrading. For additional options for obtaining the required math needed for admission to Seneca College Advanced Diploma Programs, please contact Seneca College Admissions.

Students from York University who wish to pursue the Dual Credential option in Seneca College must complete the required math no later than the Summer prior to enrolling in the Fall of the advanced diploma program at Seneca College.

Note: Students who only complete one of the Dual Credential program requirements at one of the two institutions will not be eligible to receive the corresponding credential from that institution. Students need to complete the full set of stand-alone program requirements in order to earn the credential from that institution.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS FIRST ENROLLING IN THE BES PROGRAM AT YORK

Year 1 at York University (30 credits)

  • ENVS 1000 6.00   Earth in Our Hands: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 1200 6.00   Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.00   Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • Science requirement: the General Education science requirement is met by taking six credits from the following departments: Anthropology (AP/ANTH 1120 6.00 only); Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Atmospheric Science; Geography (SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 only); Natural Science; Physics & Astronomy; or Science & Technology Studies.

Year 2 (30 credits):

  • ENVS 2000 6.00 Foundations of Environmental Politics, Justice, and Arts
  • ENVS 2009 3.00   Qualitative Methods
  • ENVS 2200 6.00   Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments: Analysis, Planning, and Design
  • ENVS 2400 6.00   Foundations of Environmental Management: Policy, Resources and Conservation
  • ENVS 3401 3.00   The Science of Pollution: Impacts on the Environment and Human Health
  • ENVS 3402 3.00   Ecology and Conservation Science
  • 3.00 credits Elective

Year 3 (30 credits):

  • ENVS 3225 3.00   Regional Governance
  • ENVS 3226 3.00   Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Planning and Design
  • ENVS 3520 3.00   Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 4225 3.00   Urban Sustainability I
  • ENVS 4442 3.00   Environmental Auditing
  • 15 ENVS credits at the 4000 level from the area of concentration in urban and regional environments (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Years 4 and 5 – at Seneca College:

Course selections will be determined with the Seneca program coordinator during an individual advising appointment.

Degree Requirements for Students Enrolling at York After Completing their Civil Engineering Technology Program at Seneca College

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS FIRST ENROLLING IN THE SENECA URBAN AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

Year 4 of Dual Credential Program (1st year of study at York; 30 Credits):

Year 1 at York (30 credits):
  • ENVS 1000 6.00 Earth in Our Hands
  • Humanities Requirement: the BES Humanities requirement can be satisfied by taking EU/ENVS 1800 6.00 or a 1000-level course (at least 6 credits) from the following: Classical Studies; English; French Studies; History; Humanities; Languages, Literature and Linguistics or Philosophy.
  • ENVS 2000 6.00 Foundations in Environmental Politics, Justice, and Arts
  • ENVS 2200 6.00 Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
  • ENVS 2400 6.00 Foundations of Environmental Management

Year 5 of Dual Credential Program (2nd year of study at York; 30 credits):

  • ENVS 3225 3.00 Regional Governance
  • ENVS 3226 3.00 Sustainable Urbanism: Environmental Planning and Design
  • ENVS 4225 3.00 Urban Sustainability I
  • 6 ENVS credits at the 3000 level from urban and regional environments area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).
  • 15 ENVS credits at the 4000 level from urban and regional environments area of concentration (see the BES Program Area of Concentration section for the list of courses).

Course Credit Exclusions for Seneca Civil Engineering Technology Students at York

Students entering the Dual Credential program in Environmental Studies from Seneca College are exempt from the following courses:

ENVS 1200 6.00, ENVS 1500 6.00, ENVS 2410 3.00 or ENVS 3401 3.00, ENVS 2420 3.00 or ENVS 3402 3.00

For more information on the Seneca College program, visit the Seneca College Civil Engineering Technology website.