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Environment and Urban Sustainability - BA (Hons)

Is it for you?

Is the environment your passion? Understanding and managing our environment are among the defining challenges of today’s world. Governments at local, regional, provincial and national levels seek to research, understand and manage environmental issues. 

You’ll explore how citizens, corporations and governments resist or embrace and enact eco-friendly ideas and approaches. You’ll learn how to research and resolve environmental issues through fieldwork, consulting for external clients, investigating urban sustainability issues, going on an international exchange and pursuing an optional practicum.

 After graduation, your ability to interpret various environments, analyze people’s behaviour and critique sustainable initiatives will empower you to affect change. 

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Optional internship

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)” as requirement

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,239 - $7,264
Out-of-province students: $8,415 - $8,440
International students: $35,075 - $35,100

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st & 2nd Semester


  • EUS 102 Environment and Sustainability
  • EUS 202 Sustaining the City's Environments
  • SSH 105 Critical Thinking
  • SSH 205 Academic Writing and Research

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from Table I.

OPEN ELECTIVE: Two Open Electives.

Your future

Make an impact in many fields including:

  • Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Health and education
  • Private, government or non-profit sectors
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Urban agriculture
  • Climate and climate change research 
  • Continued studies in professional environmental certifications, education, law school or graduate studies in geography, environmental science and management, urban planning, policy or related fields

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

New Frontiers in Research Fund grant supports research to inform a more sustainable and equitable future

A TMU researcher has secured a grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), which supports research focused on post-pandemic recovery. The project, led by Geography professor Claus Rinner, will focus on how communities can be better engaged in decision-making during future emergencies, and how governments can effectively communicate and build trust with local communities. 

Read more: Faculty of Arts research will help inform future policymakers

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.