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2+2 Agreements: Environment-related Diplomas from Fleming College

Laurier and Fleming College have partnered to develop an articulation that aims to grant admission into Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Studies program to students who have successfully graduated from select diploma programs at Fleming College. Graduates of Fleming’s two-year Environmental Technician, Ecosystem Management, or Fish and Wildlife Technician diploma programs are eligible to be considered for this unique agreement, provided they graduate with an overall average of 70%.

This articulation is a 2+2 agreement, meaning successful participants will transfer in with two years of college education and complete their university degree in only two additional years of study at Laurier.

In addition to the 10.0 transfer credits qualifying applicants will carry over from their college experience, 2+2 agreement participants will earn 10.0 credits over two years, as follows:

Geography and Environmental Studies Courses

  • ES296: Introduction to Sustainability
  • GESC290: Environmental Concepts and Approaches
  • GESC291: Development and the Environment
  • GG282: Geomorphology and Soils
  • ES392: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • GESC398: Parks and Protected Areas
  • GESC399: Third Year Field Studies

One of:

  • GG333: Field Surveying
  • GG351: Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
  • GG355: Remote Sensing for Geography and Environmental Studies
  • GG361: Spatial Analysis
  • GG368: Computer Applications in Geography
  • GG369: Geographical Information Systems

Electives

  • 4.0 senior GES elective credits (eight single-term courses)
  • 0.5 non-GES elective credits
  • 1.0 additional credits (two single-term courses, any level, any subject including GES)

Block Transfer Agreement: General Arts and Science College Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year general Arts and Science diploma program can apply to Environmental Studies within the Faculty of Arts on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent.

Transfer students admitted into our Environmental Studies program based on these requirements will be granted 6.0 credits towards their Laurier degree. Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

To graduate with your BA in Environmental Studies, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Environmental Studies Required Courses

  • ES110: Environment, Sustainability and Society
  • ES296: Introduction to Sustainability
  • ES297: Climate Change and Collective Action
  • ES392: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • GESC251: Cartography
  • GESC254: Geographic Information and Analysis
  • GESC258: Geographical Research Methods
  • GESC290: Environmental Concepts and Approaches
  • GESC399: Third Year Field Studies
  • GG101: Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GG102: Introduction to Human Geography
  • GG281: Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
  • GG282: Geomorphology and Soils

One of:

  • ES393: Environmental Migration
  • ES394: Social-Ecological Systems Approaches
  • GESC391: Wildlife and Rural Land Resources Management
  • GESC398: Parks and Protected Areas

One of:

  • GESC360: Research Methods and Thesis Preparation
  • GG333: Field Surveying
  • GG351: Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
  • GG355: Remote Sensing for Geography and Environmental Studies
  • GG361: Spatial Analysis
  • GG368: Computer Applications in Geography
  • GG369: Geographical Information Systems

1.0 credit total from:

  • ES401: Theory and Practice of Ecosystem-Based Management (1.0 credit course)
  • ES496: Theory and Practice of Sustainability
  • ES498: Environmental Thought
  • GESC450: Thesis (1.0 credit course)
  • GESC451: Field Studies
  • GESC465: Capstone Urban Sustainability Project (1.0 credit course)
  • GESC493: Problems in Land Resources Management
  • GESC494: Northern Resources and Environments
  • GG462: Models of Systems
  • GG480: Physical Geography Field Project
  • GG481: Seminar on Cold Regions
  • GG482: Hydrology of Cold Regions
  • GG486: Seminar on Coastal Environments
  • GG489: Paleoclimatology

Electives

  • 2.5 – 5.5 additional credits in ES/GESC/GG courses at any level*
  • 0.0 – 3.0 elective credits in any discipline at any level**

*Note: A minimum of 1.0 credit of these electives must be at the 300- or 400-level.

**Note: A maximum of 6.0 100-level credits (and a maximum of 14.0 Environmental Studies credits) are allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits (typically 3.0 of the transfer credits granted through this agreement are at the 100-level).

Pursuing an “In Combination” Degree

Transfer students also have the option of completing a degree in Environmental Studies in combination with another honours BA program. This secondary major can be declared at the end of your first year at Laurier. The details of this combined degree and its unique requirements should be discussed with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Pursuing a Management Option

As a transfer student, you can also apply to add a Management Option (offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics) to your honours BA degree. You can apply to this option on your initial application to transfer into Laurier’s Faculty of Arts. Details of this option and its eligibility requirements (including minimum grades for course progression) should be discussed with an academic advisor.

Management Option Required Courses

The Management Option is 4.0 credits total:

  • BU111: Understanding the Business Environment
  • BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BU223: Fundamentals of Finance
  • BU225: Fundamentals of Operations
  • BU352: Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BU354: Human Resources Management
  • 0.5 credit from a list of approved statistics and research courses
  • One of:
    • EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics
    • EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

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