Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Anita Srinivasan
Director, Academic Planning, Policy & Research
Office of the Dean
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Science programs (Specialist, Major, Minor and Combined MScSM ) offer an opportunity to study the interdisciplinary sciences that are required to understand complex environmental problems involving the natural world and human impacts. Students can tailor the scientific focus of the program to their own interests, by choosing courses from Geographical and Earth Science Perspectives, Biological/Ecological Perspectives and Physical/Chemical Perspectives.

For example, one possible pathway through Environmental Science focuses on the relationships among biota, land, water and air, the structure and function of natural and managed ecosystems, and processes in the biogeochemical environment. This pathway would rely mainly on courses chosen from the Geographical and Ecological Perspectives. An alternative, more analytical pathway is better suited to students with a strong interest in laboratory sciences, who wish to apply their knowledge to problems of chemical, physical and biotechnical remediation and the control of environmental problems. This pathway would involve more course choices in the Physical and Chemical Sciences. Fieldwork, experiential learning and research opportunities are important to all of the Environmental Science programs.

No matter which pathway is followed, some courses on Social and Policy Perspectives are also part of the program. The premise is that those who will develop our scientific knowledge and technological capacities must also have a basic understanding of environmental management, policy and the human-environment relationship.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Management

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

The Environmental Management programs (Specialist, Major, Minor, Sustainability Minor, Environmental Law and Policy Minor and Combined MScSM) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course, ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management, provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment and the social, economic and policy aspects of environmental change.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability (Arts) - Minor Program

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Environmental Science programs (Specialist, Major, and Minor) offer an opportunity to study the interdisciplinary sciences that are required to understand complex environmental problems involving the natural world and human impacts. After completing the foundational science course ENV100Y5 The Environment, students who enroll in the program can tailor the scientific focus of the program to their own interests, by choosing courses from Geographical and Earth Science Perspectives; Biological/Ecological Perspectives; and Physical/Chemical Perspectives.

The Environmental Management programs (Specialist, Major, and Minor) focus on intersections of the environment and sustainable development with society, economy, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course, ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management, provides an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment, and the social, economic, and policy aspects of environmental change.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Environmental Law and Policy (Arts) - Minor Program

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

he Environmental Management programs (Specialist , Major , Minor , Sustainability Minor , Environmental Law and Policy Minor and Combined MScSM ) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management) provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment, and the social, economic, and policy aspects of environmental change.

https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/environment/academic-programs/environmental-management


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Sustainability (Arts) - Minor Program

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