Environmental science

Environmental Science is a unique program that provides students with a broad understanding of the environment underpinned by a strong foundation in science. The program combines several academic approaches to facilitate critical interpretation and evaluation of studies on current environmental issues impacting humans and ecosystems. Students are encouraged to examine the social, economic and political contexts for these environmental issues, including legislative framework for management actions, and role of stake-holders in decision making.

The Undergraduate Environmental Science program offers both Major and Honours options leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Students must meet requirements for the BSc degree as described in the Environmental Science section of the SFU Calendar, and are urged to seek advice from the Academic Advisor early in their university careers with regard to the structuring of their individual programs. 

Please book an appointment with your advisor via the Advisor Link to better plan your degree. 

Major in Environmental Science

As an undergraduate student, you are enrolled in the general Environmental Science concentration. You will have the opportunity to either continue in the general Environmental Science concentration or chose any one out of the five areas of concentration to dig deeper into the research area that interests you the most. 

Major in environmental science with honours

The School of Environmental Science offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) honours program for students who are interested in undertaking an independent research project, under the supervision of a SFU faculty member. 


What do i want my education to look like?