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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Energy Systems Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Students in the Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering program will learn the skills to design and develop tomorrow’s energy systems. This degree program is the first stand-alone program of its kind in Canada. The program was developed to meet the rapidly increasing demand for graduates with the knowledge and skills required to help Canada and the rest of the world meet the terms of the Kyoto agreement, while ensuring that the growing consumption of energy can be satisfied economically and with minimal impact on the environment.

The curriculum provides students with an understanding of the principles and applications of the full range of energy systems and technologies, from traditional fossil-fuelled energy systems to alternative energy technologies. This includes the production, storage, distribution and utilization of energy.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Physics

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Our programs offer a strong foundation in each science discipline and specializations within them that are relevant to the real world. You will learn in modern, well-equipped laboratories, and our commitment to interdisciplinary teaching will provide you with personal attention from professors and staff.

Force, motion, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and the structure of matter lie at the heart of natural sciences and technology. You will benefit from exposure to cutting-edge research in renewable energy, semiconductor devices, microelectronics, materials science, biophysics, computational physics and astrophysics.

You can pursue the comprehensive program or one of two specializations:

Astrophysics specialization

You will gain a strong knowledge base in the underlying physics of astronomy as well as specific tools and techniques of astrophysics.

Energy and Environmental Physics specialization

Our specialization emphasizes alternative and conventional energy and the scientific principles underlying the development of novel and economical means of generating and harvesting energy, while simultaneously minimizing the environmental impact.

Management program

If you are interested in managerial and leadership roles, you should consider applying for the five-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in your upper years of study. Graduates gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including finance, accounting, operations, project management and marketing.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Political Science - Community Development and Policy Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) is guided by a strong commitment to our students, a creative mindset and an awareness of the local, regional, national and global world in which the university exists.We are ready to partner with you so you can take your place as an independent thinker and an active and contributing leader in a rapidly changing social, political and natural environment.

Who decides how tax dollars are spent?
Why do recessions occur?
Why do people protest against free trade agreements?
What makes a social protest movement successful?
How do we revitalize a community?
Why would the government cut funding to support education?
How can understanding these issues make the world a better place?
Explore these and other relevant issues in the Community Development and Policy Studies program.

Our program emphasizes strategies for creating sustainable community development policies, which target improved quality of life and address important community justice and planning issues.

This interdisciplinary major draws on faculty strengths in political science, sociology, public policy, history, geography, philosophy, legal studies and economics to give you a multidisciplinary integrated background.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Physics minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Physics is the ultimate Science of Nature. Its purpose is to study natural phenomena and to derive the principles and laws that rule all natural processes. Physics students at UOIT benefit from exposure to the cutting‐edge research interests of faculty members in renewable energy, semiconductor devices, microelectronics, materials science, computational physics and astrophysics. You can choose to acquire a wide knowledge of all Physics by following the comprehensive program, or you can specialize in either Astrophysics or Energy and Environmental Physics.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Finance minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Finance minor in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in finance courses. Students must complete four required finance courses and a minimum of two additional finance courses.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Biology minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Biological science is the study of life at its most fundamental level. The foundational areas of cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry and developmental biology are mastered in the Biological Science Program. Students can study within the broad scope of the Complementary Studies stream, or choose to specialize in Environmental Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, or, for those interested in pursuing medical school or related health science careers, the Life Science Specialization. Specializations have common courses during the first two years, allowing for flexibility and transfer between streams.


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