Ecosystem Management (BES) with Fleming College

Ecosystem Management (BES) with Fleming College

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Learn how we can sustain and revitalize our natural environments through the conservation and restoration of our ecosystems. Explore the basic concepts of ecology, ecosystem management, policy and the social, economic, legal and political nature of environmental issues. Participate in hands-on, in class, and field studies  to complete this dual credential program, achieving both a 4-year Bachelor’s with Honours degree from York University and a 3year Advanced Diploma with Fleming College in just 5 years.

Topics of study include:

  • Restoration/conservation of ecosystems
  • Habitat assessment
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Ecological research
  • Rural and urban planning
  • Environmental protection
  • Urban ecology
  • Sustainable and just transitions

The Ecosystem Management program brings together the Sustainable Environmental Management (BES) program offered by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change with the Ecosystem Management Technology program offered by Fleming College. In this unique dual credential program, you can choose to begin your studies at York U’s Keele Campus in Toronto, ON or at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, ON, offering you the opportunity to learn in both an urban and rural setting to gain a better understanding of the various ecosystems. Your studies will take you beyond the classroom to provide you hands-on training and skill development in diverse environments including urban parks and city spaces, as well as rivers, lakes, and other watersheds, forests and fields.

Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered

Dual Credential Program, BES, Joint Program

Ways to study


Experiential Education

  • Class-focused
  • Community-focused
  • Faculty research

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)