Combined HBSc Environmental Science/MSc Sustainability Management

Combined HBSc Environmental Science/MSc Sustainability Management

About the Program

Students in either the Specialist or Major program in Environmental Science with an interest in pursuing a Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) (offered at the UTM campus) have the opportunity to participate in a Combined Degree Program. Combined Degree Programs in Environmental Management and MScSM will allow students to complete an undergraduate degree with an early admission offer to the MScSM program in their fourth year of study. Students will be able to complete 1.0 FCE of MScSM graduate level courses in their final undergraduate year, which will count as credit toward undergraduate degree requirements and the MScSM Program. At the end of the Combined Degree Program, students will have earned a four-year undergraduate degree and an MScSM.


Honours Bachelor of Science

Program Options

Specialist, Major

After completing your first year, you'll be asked to confirm what program(s) you wish to study – your Programs of Study. They can be integrated in unique ways to obtain your U of T degree, but must be one of the following three combinations: one Specialist; or two Majors; or one Major and two Minors. You don't need to worry about that now, but if you'd like to learn more about this process, watch our handy video (7 min).

Admission Requirements

You apply to an admission category, which is a collection of similar programs. Once you've accepted an offer of admission to our campus, we go into greater detail about specific program and course selection options.

At the end of your first year, you will choose your program(s), which means that your first year is an excellent opportunity to explore the full breadth of offerings.

Regardless of what you study, remember that you will receive a prestigious University of Toronto degree when you graduate that tells everyone that you are ranked among the best in the world!

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Program Course Prerequisites
English, Advanced Functions, Biology, Chemistry/Physics; (recommended: Calculus)
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Approximate Competitive Average
Mid to High 70s

The admission average is calculated with English (ENG4U) plus the next best five Grade 12 U or M courses. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. Admission is subject to space availability and competition.

Additional Admission Criteria & Notes

Students will apply to the Master’s program during their third year of study.

The content in this section is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum.

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