ESST Program Choices

The two degree/program options are both 120 hours and include the same set of core courses in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESST) plus a choice of one of four ESST concentration areas by the end of the second year. The concentrations are:

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  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability
  • Environmental Thought and Practice

Transfer students are accepted and credit may be offered for university courses elsewhere. Please contact the Environmental Sustainability Studies director, Dr. David Duke, for further information on transfer options.

The degree options are:

(a) ESST with a Bachelor of Arts 
In this degree option, students supplement their ESST courses with a core set of arts courses in disciplines such as English, History, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. They also take a second language. Students in the Bachelor of Arts program also do a Minor, which consists of 24 hours of courses in a discipline of their choice. Click here for a more detailed program description.

(b) ESST with a Bachelor in Community Development
In this degree option, students supplement their ESST courses with a core set of courses in Community Development. Click here for a more detailed program description.

(c) ESST with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours
This degree has the identical requirements of the ESST with Bachelor of Arts except that the student completes an honours research thesis (6 h) and two additional courses (6 h) from the ESST concentration lists in lieu of four elective courses.

(d) ESST with a Bachelor of Community Development with Honours
This degree has the identical requirements of the ESST with Bachelor of Community Development except that the student completes an honours research thesis (6 h) and an additional research course in lieu of three elective courses.

For further details consult the Programs of Study section in the Acadia University Academic Calendar.