Environmental Science Courses

  • EVSC 100-3: Introduction to Environmental Science (First Year)
  • EVSC 201W-4: Environmental Science in Practice (Second Year)
  • EVSC 300-3: Seminar in Environmental Science (Third Year)
  • EVSC 305-3: Methods in Environmental Science (Third Year)
  • EVSC 400-4: Environmental Science Capstone (Fourth Year)
  • EVSC 490-4: Environmental Science Thesis (Honours)

Course Descriptions


EVSC 100-3 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Introduces students to the study of environmental science.  Lecture material spans contributing disciplines, emphasizing integration of diverse concepts to understand environmental problems.  Tutorials develop core academic skills in environmental science context.  Breadth-Science.

EVSC 201W-4: Environmental Science in Practice

A survey of environmental science practice that exposes students to what environmental scientists do, with guest lectures from environmental scientists and practitioners across contributing disciplines and workplaces.  Coursework emphasizes literature research, analysis and synthesis along with scientific writing and communication skills.  Writing  (Prerequisite: EVSC 100)

EVSC 300-3: Seminar in Environmental Science

Provides Environmental Science students the opportunity to investigate an environmental science topic in depth, through lecture and bi-weekly guest speakers from diverse sectors (academia, government, industry and NGOs).  (Prerequisite: EVSC 201W)

EVSC 305-3 - Methods in Environmental Science

Introduces EVSC students to lab and field methods used in the study of Environmental Science.  (Prerequisite: EVSC 201W)

EVSC 400-4: Environmental Science Capstone

In the final year of undergraduate study, students from all Environmental Science concentrations will integrate their disciplinary, science backgrounds to solve environmental problems.  Project-based coursework will promote collaborative group work, emphasizing research skills, data analysis, scientific writing and communication, preparing students for employment as Environmental Scientists.  (Prerequisite: EVSC 300 and EVSC 305)

EVSC 490-4: Environmental Science Thesis (Honours Program)

Independent research on an environmental science topic, undertaken under the supervision of SFU faculty with the permission of the EVSC Director.  (Prerequisite: EVSC 305, 90 units, and consent of the Director)