Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies

Focus your degree on refugee and migration issues in an interdisciplinary, environmental studies context by completing this certificate offered by York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies. Complete details for this certificate can be found under the General Certificate Program in Refugee and Migration Studies in the Centre for Refugee Studies website.

Environmental Studies students must submit an Undergraduate General Certificate Enrolment Application Form to the education coordinator at the Centre for Refugee Studies to ensure that all certificate requirements have been considered.

Environmental Studies students must complete the following requirements:

Required courses (24 credits):
  • AS/SOSC 1130 9.0 International Migration OR AK/SOSC 2000 6.0 Introduction to Refugee and Migration Studies OR AS/GEOG 2310 6.0 Introduction to Refugee and Migration Studies
  • Three additional pre-approved full courses (18 credits or equivalent) of which 12 credits must be at 3000 or 4000 level. A list of pre-approved ENVS courses follows. Other relevant courses may be selected and submitted for approval with the student’s application form, which must be reviewed by the education coordinator, Centre for Refugee Studies, or the coordinator’s designate. Other courses are listed in the Faculties of Arts, Glendon, and Atkinson calendars. For more information, please see the General Certificate Program in Refugee and Migration Studies on the Centre for Refugee Studies website.

ENVS courses for the Refugee and Migration Studies Certificate

  •  ENVS 2200 6.0 Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
  • ENVS 2300 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Politics
  • ENVS 3160 3.0 Race/Racism and Environmental Justice
  • ENVS 3310 3.0 Tropical Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • ENVS 4210 3.0 World Population Issues and Problems
  • ENVS 4220 3.0 Urbanization in Developing Countries
  • ENVS 4312 3.0 Global Justice and Humanitarian Internationalism
Other requirements

To be awarded this certificate, students must:

  • maintain a cumulative grade point average of 5.0 (C+) or higher in the certificate required courses
  • must attend a minimum of 8 Centre for Refugee Studies seminar presentations over the course of the degree
  • must complete 15 hours of volunteer participation in the Student caucus and/or Centre for Refugee Studies activities.