St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Tourism and Environment B.A
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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About The University
Sep Jan May
Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
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Brock University has committed over $4,000,000 to our awards programs for 2018-19. International students pursuing undergraduate studies at Brock are eligible to receive awards and are subject to international tuition rates.
Tourism is a global industry of great economic importance, driven by our human desire to experience new environments, be it the natural environment of a tropical beach or the built environment of an old city. But uncontrolled development and business operations can lead to some major negative consequences like pollution, loss of biodiversity, economic inequality, and unsuitable cultural change. Recognizing and attempting to reconcile these often competing social, economic, and environmental imperatives that accompany tourism is a central focus of our program.
The Department offers a unique and innovative degree in sustainability as applied to the tourism industry. Our distinctive degree covers the fundamental areas of tourism management, but goes much further, taking students into the long-term future of the industry and its place in society. In this program you will examine the key principles of sustainability, and apply them to environmental and tourism issues in a practical way. This will provide you with a solid background in understanding, developing, and applying sustainability criteria, and in understanding the business aspects of tourism. In coursework, you will cover all aspects of management relevant to tourism. Lectures, seminars, individual study, collaborative research, and field studies at home and abroad will develop your critical analytical abilities and qualitative and quantitative research skills, among the most important skill sets that employers want.
It all takes place in a spectacular location on the Niagara Escarpment minutes away from Niagara Falls, one of the premier international tourism destinations in the world. Brock is the only university in Canada with the privilege of being in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a living landscape model that explores how cities, parks, farmland and natural areas can coexist in a sustainable way. It serves as a vast and varied outdoor classroom and research site for the program.
Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.
With more than 19,000 students in seven diverse Faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Our degree programs are designed with your future in mind. We focus on your career with co-op and service learning options that provide maximum exposure to your chosen field of study.
Brock University is located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, home of natural beauty, amazing history, and world-famous attractions. Explore and enjoy wine country, arts, sports, recreational trails, festivals and more, only an hour from Toronto and just across the border from Buffalo.
In the late 1950s, there was growing public discussion about how Niagara should have its own university. Its residents wanted young people to get a good education without having to leave the area.
The grassroots sentiment became a movement when, in November 1957, the Allanburg Women’s Institute asked the Ontario government to “favourably consider the placing of a university in the Niagara Peninsula.”
Momentum grew. By fall 1962, the Brock Founders Committee was incorporated. It received approval to create a new university, then developed an administrative and academic plan. Then it began raising money.
After years of meetings and fundraising, Brock opened in September 1964. It had 127 students who attended class in a refurbished refrigeration factory at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment in St. Catharines. In 1966, the landmark Schmon Tower was completed, and faculties began moving “up the hill” to the University’s permanent home atop the Niagara Escarpment.
For the next 30 years, Brock sent thousands of graduates on to successful careers. It built a name for its personal quality of teaching afforded by attentive faculty and controlled class sizes. As the new millennium dawned, enrolment soared. Brock transformed from an undergraduate institute to a comprehensive university with flourishing research, graduate and doctoral programs.
The campus steadily expanded to keep pace with the demand for a Brock education. It’s a pattern that continues with the construction of world-class research labs, a landmark fine arts complex and an international centre.
Brock serves its community as a cultural, academic and recreational centre, bringing excellent facilities to the people who created the University all those years ago. We are committed to building our community and to fostering an environment that serves students and neighbours.