Congratulations! You have been admitted to an Undeclared major with the new Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University.
We are dedicated to making positive change for people and the planet and are very excited to have you join our dynamic, diverse and dedicated community of changemakers.
Welcome to EUC!
Your Program Highlights
Your First Year Courses
In your first year, you will enroll in courses that satisfy degree requirements in Cities, Regions, Planning (BES), Environmental Arts and Justice (BES), Global Geography (BA), or Sustainable Environmental Management (BES).
By taking our foundational, first year courses you will get a better sense of what your major is all about, experience the hands on learning we offer in all our majors and explore potential future career pathways. Since these courses will count towards any of majors offered in EUC, you can narrow down your academic interests and career options before having to choose a major, all without losing time on completing your degree at York.
Our advising team will assist you with course selection at your enrolment appointment (see next steps below)
I've been admitted... now what?
Step #1: Accept your offer
Step #2: Book your enrolment appointment
Step #3: Attend a Welcome Event
What to expect from EUC
“Experiential Education, or EE, is a hands-on approach to learning in which you participate in practical activities and then reflect on those experiences using the concepts and theories learned from your
program. Whether it’s inside the classroom, out in the community or at work, EE helps you deepen your learning and develop important professional and life skills, such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and civic engagement. Check out York’s interactive EE Guide to learn about experiential education and the great tools that can help you be successful in all your EE activities.” To learn more about Experiential Learning, visit https://euc.yorku.ca/experiential-education/
Find out more about the number of certificates that you can earn while completing your undergraduate studies here at York University. Certificates are a great way to gain foundational knowledge and technical skills in areas of your studies that you may be interested to further pursue after graduating. Certificates are a great complement to your degree and to your resume. Check out certificates at https://euc.yorku.ca/continuing-studies/
Awards and Bursaries
EUC offers multiple ways to finance your education. From entrance scholarships to awards for undergraduate and post-graduate students, EUC offers many opportunities to finance your studies at
York University. To learn more about scholarships and awards offered by EUC, visit https://euc.yorku.ca/current-students/financial-information-and-awards.ca
The Las Nubes trip is a project of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) and is supported by the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation. Through this experience, students are given an unprecedented opportunity to interact with and learn from the local rural Costa Rican communities through first-hand lessons on tropical ecology, sustainability, indigenous education, arts, health, and conservation. The Las Nubes Project supports the protection of the biological, ecological and social values of the Las Nubes Biological Reserve and adjacent area in southern Costa Rica. To learn more about the Las Nubes Project, visit https://lasnubes.euc.yorku.ca
Getting Involved @ Founders
There are a number of ways to get involved with events and activities taking place on campus, these are great opportunities to meet new friends and upper-year students. Check out the Student Clubs EUC offers https://euc.yorku.ca/campus-life/#Student-Clubs , find out how you can take part in Student Council, or discover opportunities for you to build your skills through paid or volunteer positions on campus! If you want to learn more about getting involved on campus, visit https://www.yorku.ca/colleges/founders/get-involved
Resources for Students
Welcome events for New Students
Our welcome events are planned to help answer your questions about your program, our community and student life at York U. We offer all new students the opportunity to join a mini-lecture with our professors, attend a preview of career ready workshops, meet our students and learn about their experiences in EUC at York U. We look forward to meeting at you at one of our events.
Have questions? We are here to help!
Virtual Drop-in Chat
- Join us on Wednesdays from 11am to Noon (ET) online via Zoom for drop in advising with our team. CLICK HERE TO JOIN