Environmental Science (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science / Sustainability Management, Master of Science

Env Sci (Spec) HBSc / MScSM: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Combined Degree Program (CDP): UTM, Honours Bachelor of Science, Specialist in Environmental Science / Ma​ster of Science in Sustainability Management allows students to complete an undergraduate degree with an early conditional admission offer to the MScSM program in their final year of study.

Although there is no acceleration in time to completion in this CDP (the program length remains at four years for the HBSc and 20 months for the MScSM), students will benefit from early admission to the MScSM program, early exposure to graduate-level courses, and a reduced course load while completing their MScSM.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3.

​Contact

Sabrina Ferrari, Undergradua​te Academic Counsellor
UTM, Honours Bachelor of Science, Specialist in Environmental Science / Master of Science in Sustainability Management​
Web: https://student.utm.utoronto.ca/calendar​/program_group.pl?Group_Id=24​
Email: sabrina.ferrari@utoronto.ca

Environmental Science Program
University of Toronto Mississauga
Web: https://student.utm.utoronto.ca/calendar/program_group.pl?Group_Id=24​
Email: sabrina.ferrari@utoronto.ca

Rose Mary Craig, Program Coordinator
Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program
Institute for Management and Innovation
Web: www.utm.utoronto.ca/mscsm/mscsm-program-overview
Email: mscsm.utm@utoronto.ca​​​

Env Sci (Spec) HBSc / MScSM: Application Process

  • Applicants apply to the Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) program, the MScSM program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the HBSc and MScSM programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP.

  • Applicants apply to the CDP at the end of Year 3 of undergraduate study (after 15.0 credits have been completed).

  • Applicants apply and interview for early conditional admission to the MScSM program with the requirement they must maintain a minimum ​annual grade point average (AGPA) of 3.7 in their final 5.0 credits of study and provide proof of the conferral of their HBSc degree.

Env Sci (Spec) HBSc / MScSM: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the HBSc program, the School of Graduate Studies and the MScSM program.

  • Please see the contact information ​​​​to find details on each program’s ​admission requirements.

​Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements buil​d on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​

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​Progression

​Specific Requirements

1
  • Normally, 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) towards the HBSc program requirements.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 FCEs in core courses:
    • ​Introduction: ENV100Y5 (1.0 FCE).
    • Quantitative and Basic Science Foundation: 3.0 FCEs chosen from BIO152H5, BIO153H5, CHM110H5, CHM120H5, ERS120H5, GGR112H5, MAT134Y5, MAT135Y5, MAT137Y5, PHY135Y5, PHY136H5, PHY137H5.
2​
  • Normally, 5.0 FCEs towards the HBSc program requirements.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 FCEs in core courses:
    • Environmental Management: ENV201H5 (0.5 FCE).
    • Biological and Ecological Perspectives: 0.5 FCE chosen from BIO202H5, BIO203H5, BIO205H5, BIO206H5.
    • Geographical Perspectives: 0.5 FCE chosen from GGR201H5, GGR214H5, GGR217H5, GGR227H5.
    • Earth Science Perspectives: ERS201H5 (0.5 FCE).
    • Physical and Chemical Perspectives: 1.0 FCE chosen from CHM231H5, CHM242H5, ERS202H5, ERS203H5, JCP221H5, PHY237H5.
    • Analytical and Research Methods: 0.5 FCE chosen from BIO360H5, BIO361H5, CHM211H5, GGR276H5, STA220H5, STA221H5.
    • Additional Analytical and Research Methods: 0.5 FCE chosen from the course list above or GGR278H5, GGR337H5, GGR308H5.
3 and 4
  • Normally, 5.0 FCEs each year towards the HBSc program requirements.
  • In order to be eligible for the CDP, students must have completed a minimum of 15.0 FCEs by the end of Year 3.
  • Students must complete all HBSc program requirements (20.0 FCEs) by the end of Year 4, in order to fulfil the conditions of the MScSM offer.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 FCEs in core courses:
    • Environmental Science: ENV330H5 (0.5 FCE).
    • Field Perspectives: 0.5 FCE chosen from ANT318H5, BIO313H5, BIO329H5, BIO416H5, ENV331H5, ERS325H5, GGR379H5, GGR390H1, or another program-relevant field course (SCI) with the program advisor’s permission.
    • Field, Project-Based, and Research Perspectives: 1.0 FCE chosen from BIO400Y5, ENV332H5, ENV399Y5, ENV497H5, ENV498Y5, GGR417Y5, JEG400Y5, JEG401Y5, SCI395H5, SCI396H5, SCI498H5, SCI499H5, or another program-relevant, project-based research course (SCI) with the program advisor’s permission.
    • Biogeochemical Perspectives: 1.5 FCEs chosen from BIO311H5, BIO312H5, BIO318Y5, BIO328H5, BIO330H5, BIO333H5, BIO373H5, BIO405H5, BIO406H5, BIO436H5, BIO464H5, CHM310H1, CHM311H5, CHM331H5, CHM333H5, CHM347H5, CHM361H5, CHM362H5, CHM391H5, CHM393H5, CHM416H5, ENV490H5, ENV491H5, ENV495H5, ENV496H5, ERS313H5, ERS315H5, ERS321H5, GGR305H5, GGR307H5, GGR309H5, GGR311H5, GGR312H5, GGR315H5, GGR316H5, GGR317H5, GGR338H5, GGR372H5, GGR374H5, GGR375H5, GGR377H5, GGR384H5, GGR403H1, GGR406H5, GGR407H5, GGR409H1, GGR413H1, GGR463H5, GGR464H5, GGR479H5, GGR484H5, JGE378H5, PHY331H5.
    • Social, Economic, and Policy Perspectives: 0.5 FCE chosen from ANT357H5, ANT368H5, ECO373Y5, ENV250Y5, ENV310H5, ENV320H5, ENV345H5, ENV351H5, ENV393H5, ENV420H5, ENV425H5, ENV452H5; GGR318H5, GGR329H5, GGR333H5, GGR348H5, GGR349H5, GGR361H5, GGR365H5, GGR370H5, GGR418H5, GGR419H5, GGR420H5, ​GGR426H5, JGE378H5, HIS318H5, HIS319H5, MGT394H5, PHL273H5, PHL373H1, POL343Y5, SOC226H5, SOC339H5, SOC356H5, WRI375H5.
  • Students apply to the CDP and the MScSM program at the end of Year 3. Students accepted to the CDP will receive a conditional offer of admission to the MScSM program.
  • In Year 4, students complete 1.0 FCE in MScSM courses, chosen from ECO 2908H, EES 1107H, EES 1124H, EES 1125H, ENV 1002H, ENV 1704H, ENV 1707H, JPG 1407H, JPG 1408H, SSM 1010Y, SSM 1020H, SSM 1030H, SSM 1040H, SSM 1050H, SSM 1060H, SSM 1070H, SSM 1080H, SSM 2010H, SSM 2020H or another program-relevant graduate course with the MScSM director’s permission.
  • Once accepted to the CDP, students will work with the MScSM director to choose appropriate graduate-level courses to complete during their final undergraduate year.
5 a​nd 6
  • Students complete all MScSM program requirements with advanced standing of 1.0 FCE granted.
  • Students complete an additional 8.0 FCEs towards the MScSM program requirements.
  • ​​​Conditions of admission to the MScSM program are removed.
  • Exact courses will vary based on the 1.0 FCE completed in Year 4.
  • 5.0 to 6.0 FCEs in core courses: SSM 1010Y, SSM 1020H, SSM 1030H, SSM 1040H, SSM 1050H, SSM 1060H, SSM 1070H, SSM 1080H, SSM 1090H, SSM 1100Y, SSM 1110H.
  • 2.0 to 3.0 FCEs in elective courses; examples include:
    • ​science electives: EES 1107H, EES 1117H, EES 1125H, ENV 1002H, ENV 1704H, JPG 1407H, ​JPG 1408H;
    • management electives: ECO 2908H, EES 1124H, ENV 1707H, MGT 2918H, RSM 2216H, SSM 2010H, SSM 2020H.​
  • The internship placement (SSM 1110H) wil​l range from 2 to 4 months in length.