The Bachelor of Sustainability (BSust) is interdisciplinary to the core because no one academic discipline can address issues like climate change and biodiversity loss in their entirety. At the same time, it asks students to learn within select concentrations that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to take action and solve problems at local to global scales.
Students take a set of core integrative courses specific to sustainability along with a set of advanced courses in one of the following four concentrations:
Environmental Conservation and Management
FCCS supports the Environmental Humanities Concentration in the Bachelor of Sustainability Degree.
The Environmental Humanities concentration is a new configuration of humanities disciplines (principally literary studies, history, philosophy, Indigenous studies, cultural geography, and cultural anthropology) that understands environmental issues as inseparable from the specific cultural contexts in which they appear.
Students in our undergraduate program are provided with the appropriate breadth and rigour to critically assess and propose solutions to contemporary sustainability challenges, such as climate change, energy use, environmental degradation, urban and regional development, pollution, and social and economic inequality in British Columbia and the world.