The BES program provides a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education in various fields relating to natural, built, and social environments. The program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, critical understanding, and capacity to deal effectively and sensitively with complex environmental and social challenges arising at the local, regional, national and/or global scale.
The BES program introduces students to the relationships between the exploitation of the natural world and justice issues. Aware of the growing interdependencies of human and natural life in a globalized world, the Faculty of Environmental Studies believes that non-Western and Indigenous perspectives are essential to a fruitful discussion of environmental issues. To that end, Faculty members strive to include a broad range of perspectives in their course offerings.