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Post-secondary transfer applications for Fall 2024 open March 1!

Paige, REM undergraduate student

Arrive curious and graduate prepared.

Tailor your studies to your passions, strengths and career aspirations in SFU’s Faculty of Enviornment.
Discover an education that is hands-on and develop solutions to global issues that protect local communities, and prepare yourself for a future full of potential.
Explore how a degree in enviornment can be more impactful and influential than you might think.

find your fit with

3 degrees and 6 majors

13:1

Student to professor ratio

$784,037

WORTH OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS GIVEN TO FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN 2021/2022

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MORE PROGRAMS THAN YOU THINK

MAJORS

ARCHAEOLOGY

MAJOR IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Department: Archaeology

Is Archaeology for you?

  • Do you like to solve mysteries old and new?
  • Are you interested in biology, forensics or DNA?
  • Does Indigenous knowledge, culture and heritage management interest you?

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Department: Environmental Science

Is Environmental Science for you?

  • Do you like debunking fake news like "climate change isn’t real"?
  • Do you enjoy subjects like biology and chemistry and want to advance environmental solutions?
  • Are you curious about how to repair contaminated environments?

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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

MAJOR IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS 

Degree: Bachelor of Environment
Department: Geography

Is Global Environmental Systems for you?

  • Do you want to understand climate change and what we are doing about it?
  • Do you want to know what environmental justice is?
  • Are you curious about how to influence environmental legislation based on scientific evidence?

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HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

MAJOR IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Department: Geography

Is Human Geography for you?

  • Do you want to better understand social issues like homelessness, addiction and racism?
  • Are you curious about how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Are you interested in how and why cities develop, and how this impacts people?

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

MAJOR IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Department: Geography

Is Physical Geography for you?

  • Have you ever wondered what happens when a landslide blocks a river valley or a highway?
  • Do you want to know why our climate is changing and what our future climate will look like?
  • Do you want to know how we can protect soil resources for food production?

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RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

MAJOR IN RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Degree: Bachelor of Environment

Department: Resource and Environmental Management

Is Resource and Environmental Management for you?

  • Do you think it is important to have access to local resources?
  • Do you want to make industries such as forestry, agriculture and fisheries more sustainable?
  • Do you want to learn how to make cities more equitable and sustainable?

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ENHANCE YOUR DEGREE

Gain an edge or explore an alternate area of study while working towards your degree.

Participate in relevant, paid work experience and start building your resume by doing a co-op work term while completing your degree.

Immerse yourself in diverse cultures while participating in a field school or semester abroad. 

Explore multiple interests, without compromising.

MORE CAREERS THAN YOU THINK

ECO CANADA REPORTS:

An expected 44% increase

in environmental jobs from 2020 to 2030

and

173,000

NET ENVIRONMENTAL JOB OPENINGS BY 2025

Lainey Martin

BEnv, Global Environmental Systems, 2022

Jonathan Ling

BA, Humn Geography, 2023

MEET CURRENT STUDENTS

Damon, Archaeology student
Abigail, Global Environmental Systems student
Weichu, Physical Geography student
Paige, Resource and Environmental Management student
Gabrielle, Human Geography student
Jorrin, Environmental Science student

 

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I'm interested in multiple areas of study? 

The Faculty of Environment offers a wide variety of joint majors, double majors, minors and certifications—so you don't have to settle on just one area of study! It is also common for students to switch majors once they have taken a variety of courses. 

What is the cost to apply and when is the deadline?

The application fee is $82.60 CAD. You can see the comprehensive list of application deadlines here.

What are the admission requirements for the Faculty of Environment?

The admission requirements vary depending on which program you are applying to. You can learn more about specific requirements here

What should I do if I'm not certain oF my preferred area of study?

A good place to start is with your general interests. You have the ability to change majors or even transfer to different programs after you've been admitted and start taking classes. University is a great time to explore your interests! 

How much does tuition cost?

Your semesterly costs will depend on a number of things, including how many courses you take, the cost of books and supplies, if you live in residence and meal plans. Use the SFU budget calculator to estimate here.

What is the difference between a joint major and a double major?

Double-major programs consists of the major requirements of each of two subjects within a single degree, whereas joint major programs require a minimum of 30 units of specified upper division work in the joint major subjects.

What is a bachelor's degree?

A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate academic degree.

What is a graduate degree?

A graduate degree is a masters or a PhD, which is typically completed following the completion of a bachelor's degree. 

Will I have many job opportunities after graduating from the Faculty of Environment?

There is a growing demand for green jobs! According to Eco Canada, while Canada's employed labour force shrunk in 2020, the environmental sector added 35,000 net new jobs (5% growth). An additional 74,000 net environmental job openings will be created between 2020-2025—resulting in an 11% growth from 2020 employment levels.

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