ESS Academic Advising and Requirements

ESS can be a Major or Minor in a diversity of degree programs


First Year Worksheet

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Want to know what your first year of the ESS program might look like? Check out this handy first-year planning worksheet [301 KB].

ESS Program Checklists

Please download the program checklist that applies to the year you began your degree.

Started degree in September 2019 or later:

Started degree before September 2019:

If you changed degree programs at Dal, follow the checklist for the year you began the degree that you intend to complete. For example, if you changed from the BA degree to the BSc degree, follow the checklist for the year you were officially switched into the BSc.

ESS Certificate

Students in any undergraduate degree program (excluding ESS Major, Honours, Minor) may pursue the ESS Certificate.


Checklist for ESS Certificate


ESS Academic Advising:

Curious about the ESS Program?
Wondering if you’re taking the right courses?
Not sure how the double major works?

Please send an email to Kaarin Tae, the ESS Academic Advisor:


Kaarin is advising students in video meetings, phone calls and by email. Please feel free to send your questions and ask for an advising meeting.



  • ESS Electives are listed in the Undergraduate Calendar here
  • Declare your majors in Dal Online
  • Run your own degree audit in Dal Online
  • Academic Calendars from previous years are archived on the Registrar’s Office website (click PDF for archived calendars). 
    Refer to the Calendar for the year you began your degree program!
  • Meet with academic advisors for ALL of your Major/Honours/Minor subjects!