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Challenge what is. Imagine what could be. Join an Environmental Studies program at the forefront of leading-edge research for 40-plus years and experience for yourself the transformation that active learning and engaged citizenry can effect.

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Environmental Studies is a field that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines. At York, an Environmental Studies degree doesn’t just involve “green” environments. Our Faculty community is passionate about both environmental and social justice, striving to solve real-world issues in urban and regional areas to increase equity and improve community well-being. Be prepared to tackle challenges related to renewable energy, healthy food systems, urbanization and infrastructure, and to help communities deal with the consequences of climate change and more. And know that your learning will take place both in and outside the classroom, at the inspired intersection of theory and practice.

The Faculty of Environmental Studies offers customized employment, field experience and volunteer opportunities. Our students benefit from one-to-one career counselling specific to the environmental sector. By cultivating partnerships with employers, our graduates work in organizations that make a difference in our world. Possible careers include corporate sustainability officer, environmental protection technician, ecological economist, renewable energy analyst, urban and regional planner.

Our customized Career Roadmap will give you an in-depth look at how York will guide you throughout your academic journey. Get steps closer to the career you envision by unlocking exclusive access to ways you can get involved with professional organizations and graduate with experience in your field.


From scientific findings to ethics, the Environmental Studies program will provide you with much more than you imagined. Take your passion to the next level and find a career path that’s right for you.

Skills Acquired

  • Ethical and Moral Accountability
  • Analyze Complex Concepts
  • Conduct Laboratory Work
  • Research
  • Communication

Career Possibilities

  • Conservation Officer
  • Community Developer
  • Ecologist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Mining Consultant
  • Environmental Planner
  • Urban Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Animal Service Worker
  • Geologist

The York Promise

York is here to support you throughout your unique university journey. Beyond academic achievement, we strive to enrich your student experience through personal and professional development, as well as ensure your physical and mental well-being.

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  • Career-Focused Services

    Career advising, career fairs and networking opportunities to help sharpen your professional edge.

  • Academic Support

    Learning skills workshops, outstanding libraries, academic accommodations and transition programs designed to help you every step of the way.

  • Social & Leadership-Development Programs

    A vibrant social scene with more than 300 clubs and organizations to enhance your student life, and help you develop soft skills you can bring to the table in your future career.

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