Dual Credentials Programs with Ontario Colleges

Dual Credentials Programs offer students the opportunity to receive a combined university degree and a college diploma from either Seneca College or Fleming College, or a certificate from Humber College, in what would otherwise take seven years. The York-Humber program may be completed in four years, while the York-Seneca and York-Fleming College programs are five years in duration.

These accelerated programs can begin either at the respective college or at York University (with the exception of the York-Humber Joint Program, which must begin at York), and are then completed at the partner institution. Students enrolled in a dual credentials program must fulfill the dual credentials program requirements of both institutions.

Students who are enrolled in FES are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits within the first three years of the dual credentials program and earn a minimum of a 5.0 grade point average (C+ average at York), including the Core, Faculty, Area of Concentration and General Education Requirements. They are also required to submit an application to the dual credentials program at the respective college in October of their third year of study.

Students who begin their diploma at the college should apply to the dual credentials program in Environmental Studies through the normal York admission process in the final year of their diploma. Acceptance is contingent upon students successfully completing the diploma with a minimum 3.0 grade point average at the college. Successful applicants will be awarded 60 block credits toward their BES program. Students who choose to opt out of the dual credentials program at York and attend another program or do not meet the cumulative grade point average required for Honours Standing will have their advanced standing re-evaluated.

** Students enrolled in the 90-credit BES degree program are not eligible to apply to any dual credentials program directly, although they may apply to the respective colleges separately after having completed the 90-credit BES program.

You should ideally decide if you want to participate in a dual credentials program by the time you are entering Year 2. You can choose to wait until later, but the delay may mean that you will need to complete extra courses and take more time to complete your studies.

International Development with Humber College

York–Humber College Dual Credential Program: International Development

York University students in the BES program may apply to the Dual Credential program in International Development at Humber College at the beginning of their third year of studies, and must be in the BES Honours program and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 (C+). Upon successful completion of the Dual Credential program, students receive a BES Honours degree and a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development. Students who intend to pursue this option must declare their intention after their first year in the BES Honours program, must declare Environmental Politics as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements.

Note: Admission to this Dual Credential program is contingent upon Humber’s own admissions criteria and is therefore not automatic or guaranteed. To be considered for admission, applications to Humber must be submitted by February 1st through the Ontario College Application Centre.

Degree Requirements for Students First Enrolling in the BES Program at York

Year 1 (30.00 credits)

  1. ENVS 1000 6.00: Earth in Our Hands
  2. ENVS 1200 6.00: Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  3. ENVS 1500 6.00: Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  4. Humanities General Education (6 credits)
  5. Electives (6 credits)

 

Year 2 (30.00 credits)

  1. ENVS 2009 3.00: Quantitative Methods in Environmental Studies OR
  2. ENVS 3010 3.00: Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies
  3. ENVS 2300 6.00: Foundations of Environmental Politics
  4. ENVS 2400 6.00: Foundations of Environmental Management
  5. Electives (15 credits) – It is strongly recommended to include ES/ENVS 3505 3.00 and AP/ADMS 1500 3.00.

Year 3 (30.00 credits)

  1. ENVS 3000 3.00: Environmental Ethics and Epistemology
  2. ENVS 3226 3.00: Planning Environmentally OR
  3. ENVS 3310 3.00: Tropical Conservation and Sustainable Development
  4. ENVS 3340 3.00: Global Environmental Politics
  5. ENVS 3430 3.00: Environmental Assessment
  6. 18 credits at the 4000-level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Politics

Year 4 (at Humber College)

Urban Sustainability with Seneca College

York/Seneca College

York University students in the BES program may apply to the Dual Credentials Program in Urban Sustainability (DCUS) at Seneca during their third year of studies, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (C+). Upon successful completion of the dual credentials program, students receive an Honours BES Degree and a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma. Students who intend to pursue this option must declare Urban & Regional Environments as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements.

For details on the College part of the program, see the Seneca information on the Civil Engineering Technology diploma.

Degree Requirements for Students First Enrolling in the BES Program at York

Year 1 - Five full courses (30 credits)

  • ENVS 1000 6.0 Perspectives in Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 1200 6.0 Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.0 Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Year 2 - Five full courses (30 credits)

  • ENVS 2100 6.0 Foundations of Environment and Culture
  • ENVS 2200 6.0 Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
  • ENVS 2410 3.0 The Science of Pollution
  • ENVS 2420 3.0 Ecology and Conservation Science
  • ENVS 2009 3.0 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Studies
  • Electives (9 credits)

Year 3 - Five full courses (30 credits)

  • ENVS 3520 3.0 Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 3225 3.0 Regional Governance
  • ENVS 3226 3.0 Planning Environmentally
  • ENVS 4225 3.0 Urban Sustainability I
  • ENVS 4442 3.0 Environmental Auditing
  • 15 Credits at the 4000 level from Urban and Regional Environments Area of Concentration

Years 4 and 5 - At Seneca College

Course selections will be determined with the Seneca program coordinator during an individual advising appointment.

Degree Requirements for Students Enrolling at York after Completing their Technologist Program at Seneca College

Year 1 - (30 credits)

  • ENVS 1000 6.0 Earth in Our Hands
  • ENVS 2200 6.0 Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
  • One of the following courses:
    • ENVS 2100 6.0 Foundations in Environment and Culture
    • ENVS 2300 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Politics
    • ENVS 2400 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Management
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Year 2 - (30 Credits)

  • ENVS 3225 3.0 Regional Governance
  • ENVS 3226 3.0 Planning Environmentally
  • ENVS 4225 3.0 Urban Sustainability I
  • 6 credits at the 3000 level from Urban and Regional Environments Area of Concentration
  • 15 credits at the 4000 level from Urban and Regional Environments Area of Concentration

Course Credit Exclusions for Seneca Technologist Students at York

Students entering the Dual Credential Program  in Environmental Studies from Seneca College will be exempted from the following courses: ENVS 1200 6.0, ENVS 1500 6.0, ENVS 2410 3.0, ENVS 2420 3.0.

Program Checklists

Ecosystem Management with Fleming College

York/Fleming College Dual Credentials Program in Ecosystem Management

York University students in the BES Honours program may apply to Dual Credential Program in Ecosystem Management (DCEM) at Fleming College (FC) during their third year of studies, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (C+). After successfully completing the DCEM, students will receive their BES Honours Degree and their Advanced Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology (EMX). Students who intend to pursue this option must declare Environmental Management as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements.

For details on the College part of the program, see the Fleming College information on the Ecosystem Management Technologist Advanced Diploma Program.

Degree Requirements for Students First Enrolling in the BES Program at York

Year 1 - (30 credits)

  • ENVS 1000 6.0 Earth in Our Hands
  • ENVS 1200 6.0 Taking Action: Engaging People and the Environment
  • ENVS 1500 6.0 Introduction to Environmental Science: the Web of Life
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Electives 6 credits: COSC 1520 3.0 and 1540 3.0 recommended

Year 2 - (30 credits)

  • ENVS 2100 6.0 Foundations in Environment and Culture
  • ENVS 2400 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Management
  • ENVS 2410 3.0 The Science and Pollution
  • ENVS 2420 3.0 Ecology and Conservation Science
  • ENVS 2009 3.0 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Studies (formerly 3009 3.0)
  • ENVS 3010 3.0 Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 3230 3.0 Restoration Ecology
  • Electives (3 credits)

Year 3 - (30 credits)

  • ENVS 3226 3.0 Sustainable Urbanism
  • ENVS 3420 3.0 Environmental Law
  • ENVS 3505 3.0 Business and Sustainability
  • ENVS 3520 3.0 Applications of GIS
  • ENVS 4215 3.0 Globalization and Indigenous Peoples
  • ENVS 4225 3.0 Urban Sustainability
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management)

Years 4 and 5 - (At Fleming College)

Course selections will be determined by the Fleming College program coordinator during an individual advising appointment.

York Course Credit Exclusions for Fleming College

Successful completion of the above courses will grant exemptions for courses at Fleming College.  Students may seek advising from the Program Coordinator at Fleming after being admitted to the Program.

Degree Requirements for Students Enrolling at York after completing the technologist program at Fleming College

Year 1 (30 Credits)

   Plus one of the following:
ENVS 2100 6.0 Foundations in Environment and Culture
ENVS 2200 6.0 Foundations of Urban and Regional Environments
ENVS 2300 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Politics

  • ENVS 1000 6.0 Earth in Our Hands
  • Humanities General Education (6 credits)
  • ENVS 2400 6.0 Foundations of Environmental Management
  • 3.0 credits at the 3000 level from any Area of Concentration
  • Electives (3 credits)

Year 2

  • 12 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management
  • 18 credits at the 4000 level from the Area of Concentration in Environmental Management

Course Credit Exclusions for FC Technologist Students

Students entering Dual Credential Program in Environmental Studies from Fleming College will be exempted from the following courses: ENVS 1200 6.0, ENVS 1500 6.0, ENVS 2009 3.0, ENVS 3010 3.0, ENVS 2410 3.0, ENVS 2420 3.0, ENVS 3520 3.0, ENVS 3521 3.0, ENVS 4442 3.0, ENVS 4520 3.0.

Program Checklists

Environmental Management & Technology with Seneca College

Environmental Management & Technology with Seneca College

Dual Credential Program in Environmental Management & Technology with Seneca College (note: the program is currently open to students who began their program at Seneca College and are applying to the Faculty of Environmental Studies)

Program Description: York’s strengths in Environmental Management lie in our broad approaches to understanding policy and management, and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Seneca’s strengths are in the hands-on, technical areas associated with environmental technology seen through the management of water resources and engineering through applied sciences. The Program thus provides a broader education than either institution can mount alone, emphasizing field and laboratory skills as well as skills in critical analysis, issue analysis, effective management and problem solving and independent and teamwork.

Requirements:

  • Completion of the OSSD
  • Six 4U or 4M courses, including:
    • ENG4U
    • MCT4(C)
  • Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (C or U) Mathematics
  • MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors). *applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over) may also be considered

 

Students who intend to pursue this dual credential program must declare Environmental Management as their Area of Concentration and must fulfill those requirements

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College are required to complete the 3 year diploma program and earn a minimum of 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Seneca College (equivalent to a B+ at York University). Successfully candidate will be awarded 60 transfer credits towards their Bachelor in Environmental Studies Honours degree.

When to Apply:

While in your  final year of the Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College.

Length of Combined Program: 5 years.

How to Apply:

If you began with your Advanced Diploma program in Environmental Technology at Seneca College, you will apply to the dual credential Program  in Environmental Technology Management through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUCA)  in the final year of your study at Seneca College  in the final year of your study at Seneca College.