Environmental Technology - York/Seneca Joint Program

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BES, Joint Program
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The Environmental Technology Program, developed collaboratively by York University and Seneca College, is a unique opportunity for you to complete an advanced college diploma with the School of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology (SECET) and a university honours degree with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) in just 5 years.

York’s strengths in Environmental Technology 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. The Program thus provides a broader education than either institution can mount alone, emphasizing field and laboratory skills as well as skills in critical analysis, issue analysis, effective management and problem solving and independent and teamwork.

This program focuses on environmental technology, resources and applied sciences, engineering and problem solving skills.

Be ready for the green jobs boom with two credentials that provide technical, hands on training and university level knowledge on policy and management in social, economic, legal and political environmental issues. 

Graduates of the program receive a Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) from York University and an Advanced Diploma in Environmental Technology from Seneca College.

Who can take it?

You can apply to the dual credential in Environmental Technology

  • after successful completion of three years in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies Honours program at York University, OR
  • while in your final year of the Environmental Technology Advanced Diploma at Seneca College.

How to apply

You can apply to the program in one of two ways:

  1. If you began your Bachelor in Environmental Studies program at York University, please contact the Faculty of Environmental Studies' Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) at esadvise@yorku.ca. Additionally, you will be required to submit an application to the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS)  in December of your third year of study.
  2. If you began with your Environmental Technology Advanced Diploma at Seneca, apply to the dual credential in Environmental Management & Technology through York University in the final year of your diploma.

BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And four additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And nine additional credits at the 3000 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.
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    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • BESFaculty of Environmental Studies

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 70.