BA Double Major, Environment, Sustainability and Society

The BA Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS) with another subject (Allied Subject). The Allied Subject may be any Major subject from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science. It is recommended that students enrolled in a Double Major program consult with academic advisors in both subject areas. This degree may also be combined with Minor(s).

Course Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the 120 credit hour degree requirements outlined in the Academic Regulations and College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements sections, students in a BA Double Major program in ESS and another subject must complete the following:

ESS Requirements:

1000-level requirements:

  • With Foundation Year Program (FYP) or Dalhousie Integrated Science Program (DISP): Any 1000-level SUST course (minimum 3 credit hours)

Upper-level requirements:

  • SUST 2000.06: Local Governance, Citizen Engagement and Sustainability
  • SUST 2001.06: Global Environmental Governance
  • SUST 3000.03: Environmental Decision Making
  • SUST 4001.03: Environment, Sustainability and Society Capstone Part 1
  • SUST 4002.03: Environment, Sustainability and Society Capstone Part 2*
  • 9 more credit hours SUST or ESS Electives at 3000 level or above
  • The courses listed above fulfill the minimum requirements of 30 credit hours at 2000-level or above and 18 credit hours at 3000-level or above
  • Students may take up to 18 more credit hours in SUST/ESS Electives at 2000-level or above, to a maximum of 48 credit hours

 * SUST 4001 and SUST 4002 must be taken in consecutive Fall and Winter terms. Credit will not be granted for SUST 4001 until  completion of SUST 4002.

Allied Subject Requirements:

Please consult the Calendar and Academic Advisor for your Allied Subject.

General Degree Requirements satisfied by SUST courses:

SUST 1000.06 satisfies the 6 credit hours Writing Requirement (SUST 1400.03 and SUST 1001.06 do not satisfy the Writing Requirement). For BA students either SUST 1000.06 or SUST 1001.06 satisfy the Life and Physical Sciences requirement. For BSc students either SUST 1000.06 or SUST 1001.06 satisfies the Social Science requirement. For all General Degree Requirements please see College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements.