Looking to satisfy your WQB requirements? Want to take an interesting elective next semester?  Check out these hand selected courses from our departmental advisors.

COMPLETE A CERTIFICATE

GAIN AN EDGE
Earn a certificate and gain an edge on your competitors.

Explore other interests and broaden your knowledge or delve deeper by earning a certificate or minor.  They are great ways to use your electives to earn additional credentials, build your resume and set yourself apart.  The Faculty of Environment offers several certificates that complement studies in biology, sociology, health science, criminology, First Nations Studies, psychology and more.

Archaeology

Biological Anthropology Certificate

Calling all biologists, criminologists, health scientists and archaeologists.  From the identifying human remains, DNA, ancient diseases and more, The Certificate in Biological Anthropology is a great addition to your academic credentials.  It explores genes, physiology and behaviour of humans and other primates with the conceptual and methodological tools of biology. Through the lenses of evolution, history and applied science, it examines paleoanthropology, primatology, bioarchaeology, human biology, and forensic anthropology. 

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Cultural Resource Management Certificate

Giving students a competitive edge in the growing field of Cultural Resource Management, this certificate involves the identification, evaluation and conservation of cultural resources such as heritage sites, objects, landscapes and traditions.  It also examines how to identify, document, evaluate and represent community values.  The knowledge gained can influence the policies and practices of law, business, planning and community collaboration.

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Resource and Environmental Management

Sustainable Development Certificate

The Sustainable Development Certificate has a broad appeal to students in business, First Nation studies, geography, history, health sciences, political science, sociology and more.  Framed within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals the courses explore social, economic and environmental sustainability from local and international perspectives. Students tailor the certificate with their interests.  This certificate will look great on your resumé as the issues explored pertain to a variety of aspects of society today.

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Environmental Literacy Certificate

Environmental issues seep into all aspects of our lives. From modes of transportation, what groceries we buy, how we tackle COVID-19 to climate change and more.  Having a basic understanding of the complexity and interdisciplinarity of environmental issues helps inform personal choices and career responsibilities.  The Certificate in Environmental Literacy introduces you to physical, ecological and social perspectives on the environment and gives you a solid understanding of how these natural systems influence human activity and how human activity influences these systems. Inform sustainable choices and actions and complete the certificate now.

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Geography

GIS (Geographic Information Science) Certificate

With applications in many disciplines, Geographic Information Science (GIS) is an exciting field of Geography that includes geographic information systems, spatial analysis and modelling, geovisualization, geospatial interface research, remote sensing and mobile networks.  Together these form a cutting-edge cluster of technologies and intellectual endeavours that provide insight into spatial phenomena and their geographical context.

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Urban Studies Certificate

The Certificate in Urban Studies encourages students to explore the nature and functions of the modern city from a cross-disciplinary perspective.  It is best suited to those contemplating careers in urban planning, governance, consulting, non-profits and related oriented careers. Breadth of perspective is mandated by requiring student to take urban courses from a number of departments across campus, including Geography, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology.  This popular certificate is SFU’s only exclusively urban credential at the undergraduate level.

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Archaeology

Archaeology Minor

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Geography

Geography Minor

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Physical Geography Minor

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Resource and Environmental Management

Resource and Environmental Management Minor

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