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  • Application Deadline: 
    March 1
  • Profile Code: 
    300.FG
  • DEC in: 
    Social Science
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Explore the social sciences with a focus on geography, the environment and sustainability. Gardens, beehives and an urban biodiversity zone make Dawson College a Living Campus filled with opportunities to learn. Activists, researchers, Indigenous knowledge keepers, scientists and community leaders share their projects and experiences at our weekly Environmental Seminar. A multidisciplinary approach is a key characteristic of this profile. Be part of a close-knit community that takes action for the environment while learning about environmental issues and ways to solve them.

During the weekly seminars, you will meet inspiring individuals already working in fields that might interest you and you will learn a lot!
— John G.

What you will learn?

As a profile, Environmental Studies encompasses all of the knowledge and skills of the Social Science Program. Its distinctiveness comes from the particular themes, topics and lens of analysis related to the environment and sustainability.Students in Environmental Studies will learn:

  • A deeper awareness of environmental issues
  • An interdisciplinary view of environmental issues
  • Self-awareness about our personal environmental footprint
  • Knowledge of the human dimensions of pressing environmental problems

Where will this program lead you?

The Environmental Studies Profile is especially designed for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environment, such as Concordia University’s B.A. in Geography with a major in Human Environment and McGill University’s B.A. in Environment. Following university, graduates may pursue careers in environmental law, policy analysis, urban planning, sustainable development and environmental advocacy.

A DEC in Social Science offers solid preparation for a wide variety of university degrees in the Social Sciences as well as in fields such as Arts, Education and Law.

What else you should know?

  • This profile offers many opportunities beyond the classroom to learn and to get involved in solutions to environmental problems, especially climate change
  • Optional internships are available, including urban agriculture on campus
  • There are opportunities to go on trips themed around ecology and culture
  • Dawson College is committed to being Carbon Neutral Forever
  • Well-being for all is one of four core values at Dawson College
  • Dawson College is recognized as a leading academic institution in sustainability and climate action

What do you need to get in?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec IV Mathematics - Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414 or Mathematics 416

Application Deadline

March 1



Last Modified: October 7, 2020