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Indigenous Environmental Science / Studies

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School of the Environment

Indigenous Environmental Science / Studies

Diploma in Indigenous Environmental Science/Studies

The program also offers a Diploma, which is intended for students of Indigenous ancestry who may be intersected in specific educational  opportunities or a pathway to a university degree.

The Diploma is a two-year program open to students who have the equivalent of Ontario Grade 12 or qualify as mature students.

Students who have earned the Diploma may apply for admission to the B.A. or B.Sc. program. 

Indigenous students seeking admission to this or other University programs should contact the Aboriginal enrollment advisor in the First Peoples House of Learning tro inquire about special assistance with the admission process.

Diploma Requirements

• IESS 3634H, IESS 4630H, INDG 4050H, and an Indigenous language course are recommended for the degree.

The following 7.5 credits are required to complete the program:

2.0 IESS credits consisting of IESS 1001H, 2601Y, 3631H
3.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1000Y, 1011H and 1012H (or 1010Y), 1500H, and 1510H​
1.0 ERSC credit consisting of ERSC 1010H and 1020H (or 1000Y)
0.5 credit from BIOL-ERSC 2260H or ERSC 2240H
​1.0 credit from ERST-CASE 2520H, ERST-CAST 2525H, or CAST0ERST0GEOG-INDG 2040Y