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Sustainability Studies (Minor)

Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why choose Sustainability Studies?

If you dig deep enough into any environmental issue, you’ll understand that it’s multifaceted by definition. For example, at face value, recycling is about converting waste, but its larger aim is to address the complex problems associated with pollution, loss of habitat and biodiversity and declining human health, to name a few. Through this one simple example, it is evident that biology and ecology are connected to global social, political, and philosophical issues around how people live and how they consume.

Explore the concept and practice of sustainability through a selection of hand-picked courses in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. As a member of the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, you’ll be working alongside other students from across the university with the goal of communicating across disciplines and becoming agents of positive environmental change. You’ll also have opportunities to participate in conferences and do applied research and internships, setting you up for a bright future in graduate studies or a career in sustainability. Note that no scientific background is required for this program.

Program structure

Program options

  • Minor in Sustainability Studies (27 credits)

The minor must be combined with an honours, specialization or major program.



Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: DEC
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Current students

Students currently enrolled in a major, honours, or specialization at Concordia may add this program if they have a minimum cumulative and assessment GPA of over 3.0. Eligible students may be invited to join.

Contact the department to apply.


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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