International Development - York/Humber Joint Program

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Faculty of Environmental Studies
BES, Joint Program
Full-Time
First-year
First-year
First-year

The International Development program is offered jointly by York University and Humber College, allowing you to combine your university education with specialized, college-based training. Earn both a Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) degree and post-graduate certificate in International Development in just 4 years!

The York/Humber International Development program prepares you to work in Canada, the US or internationally as project or program officers and managers within governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations involved in international development initiatives.

Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the global South in the face of existing inequalities between rich and poor nations, and the political-institutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological factors presently affecting international development.

This three-semester program at Humber College:

  • provides an overview of the challenges facing developing regions of the world;
  • introduces the types of programs and projects which address these challenges;
  • stresses the acquisition of practical and transferable management skills necessary to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities and results.

You will be involved in a participatory approach to sustainable development and focus on enhancing your capacity to work effectively in cross-cultural environments. The program will provide you with the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills necessary to manage the human, physical and financial resources commonly associated with development projects.

Who can take it?

Students may apply to this joint program after successful completion of three years in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies program at York.

How to apply

You may apply to the Joint Program in International Development at Humber College after successful completion of three years (90.00 credits) in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies program at York.  

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.

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
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    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
  • 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.