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Sustainability Studies (Minor)


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.

As of 2019, the Minor in Sustainability Studies is a 27-credit program. It must be combined with an honours, specialization or major program.

Read more about the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

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.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available.

Fall term deadline:
Canadian citizen or
permanent resident
March 1
International Students February 1
Winter term deadline:
Canadian citizen or
permanent resident
November 1
International students September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Consult the Courses section to see what courses are offered for this program this year.

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of courses.

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