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2017-2018
The Undergraduate Calendar
 

Environment and Business

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Honours Environment and Business Co-operative and Regular
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† ENVS 131 must be completed with a grade of 65% or higher. Please see the English Language Proficiency Requirement section for the Faculty of Environment if you fail to meet this requirement.


Year One

AFM 123 Accounting Information for Managers
AFM 131 Introduction to Business in North America
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ENBUS 102 Introduction to Environment and Business
ENBUS 112 Operationalizing Sustainable Development within Business
ENVS 131 Communications for Environmental Professions
ENVS 178 Introduction to Environmental Research Methods
ENVS 195 Introduction to Environmental Studies
INDEV 100 Introduction to International Development

Plus one elective for a total of 5.0 units


Year Two

ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENBUS 202 Environmental Management Systems
ENBUS 203 Green Entrepreneurship
ENBUS 204 Principles of Industrial Ecology
ENVS 105 Environmental Sustainability and Ethics
ENVS 278 Advanced Environmental Research Methods
ENVS 200 Field Ecology

One of:
ENBUS 211 Principles of Marketing for Sustainability Professionals
ECON 344 Marketing 1: Principles of Marketing and Consumer Economics

One course from the following (see note 5): 

ENBUS 307 Industrial Ecology: Life Cycle Assessment and Management in Business
ENBUS 308 Sustainability Management Standards and Auditing
ENBUS 309 Applied Social Marketing
HRM 200 Basic Human Resources Management 
INDEV 308 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
PHIL 215 Professional and Business Ethics

Plus one elective for a total of 5.0 units


Year Three

ECON 371 Business Finance 1
ENVS 201 Introduction to Canadian Environmental Law
ENVS 220 Ecological Economics 
ENBUS 302 Strategies for Environment and Business
ENBUS 306 Research Design
ERS 215 Environmental and Sustainability Assessment I

Two courses from the following (see note 5):

ENBUS 307 Industrial Ecology: Life Cycle Assessment and Management in Business
ENBUS 308 Sustainability Management Standards and Auditing
ENBUS 309 Applied Social Marketing
HRM 200 Basic Human Resources Management
INDEV 308 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
PHIL 215 Professional and Business Ethics

Plus two electives for a total of 5.0 units


Year Four

ENBUS 402A/B Environment and Business Project

One of the following two options:

Option one:

Two courses from the following:

ENBUS 406 Industrial Ecology: Sustainable Materials
ENBUS 407 Corporate Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
ENBUS 408 Best Practices in Regulations
ENBUS 409 Special Topics in Environment and Business
ENBUS 410 Engaging Stakeholders 
ENBUS 411 International Corporate Responsibility
ENBUS 412 Advanced Strategic Management for Sustainable Business
ENBUS 414 Sustainability for Small and Medium Enterprises
ENVS 400 First Peoples and Business Development
ENVS 401 Aboriginal Law and Natural Resource Development

Option two:

GEOG 459 Energy and Sustainability (1.0 unit)

Plus five electives for a total of 5.0 units


Notes

  1. Minimum Required Courses
    Total: 20 units. Environment and Business: 15.5 units. Environment and Business students may not take ERS 370 for credit towards the Environment and Business degree.
  2. Course Load
    No more than five courses may be taken in a term without the approval of the Director. Normally, approval for a sixth course will be considered only if the cumulative Environment and Business average is 78% or higher. A student may take up to one course during a co-op work term. Environment and Business students are not permitted to fast-track.
  3. Students must ensure they have acquired the pre-requisite courses for ENBUS 300 and ENBUS 400 level theme courses. Students in the regular Honours plan must take at least one of ENBUS 307, ENBUS 308, or ENBUS 309.
  4. Average Requirements
    Students must maintain an overall cumulative average of 65% and a cumulative core courses average of 70%. All required courses must be passed.
  5. Course Sequencing
    The sequence of courses is subject to change based on course offerings, consultation with program advisor is recommended.
  6. Honours Co-operative Plan
    Co-op plan requirement details are stated in the Faculty of Environment, Academic Plans, Overview of Co-op Plans section of the calendar.
    Students are expected to follow the academic/work sequence noted in the Co-operative Education and Career Action section of this calendar.
  7. Transfer Students
    Transfer applicants with a post-secondary background may be considered for admission to either of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Environment and Business) plans. Interested students will be considered for admission based on space available and university academic performance. Transfer into the Honours Co-op plan may also be based on an interview and work experience related to Environment and Business. In order to meet the appropriate degree requirements, specifically the proper sequence of courses and co-op terms (if applicable), transfer applicants will normally be required to begin Environment and Business studies at the first year (1A) level. Applicants should be aware that transfer credit may not be granted for courses completed in other University of Waterloo programs or at other universities/colleges.
    Transfer students will only be admitted in the fall term. Transfer students enrolled will be required to complete a minimum of 50% of their degree requirements in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. 
  8. Restriction on Number of First-Year Courses
    A student must take at least 13.5 course units above the 100 level.

 


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