Our Programs

Inspiring. Interdisciplinary. Innovative.

Our Environmental, Sustainability and Society (ESS) program, a Canadian first, is more than an academic offering. It's a whole new way of thinking.

Majors & Minor

Pursue a discipline of your choice – from biology, to theatre – and combine it with a major or minor in ESS.


Learn about basic admission requirements and how to register for our ESS programs.

SUST Courses

SUST courses harness the intellectual strength of Dalhousie's 11 faculties and hundreds of disciplines.

ESS Electives

From Agriculture to Politics, consider the breadth and diversity of subject matter that ESS electives provide.

Work-Integrated Learning

Co-op and Work Experience give ESS students the resources to develop meaningful experience in their field of study.


Discover what scholarships and awards are available specifically for ESS students, and how to apply.

Academic Advising

Need academic advising on course selection, registration, and degree requirements? We’re here to help!

Leadership Certificate

Make a world of difference in three weekends with the RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC).

Graduate Studies

Take your graduate degree to the next level with Graduate Studies in Sustainability in Canada, the U.S., and beyond.