Applied Biology

If you want to apply your skills in biology to real-world aspects of our environment and the creatures that inhabit our world, then you can become an applied biologist. Learn the importance of ecology and conservation.


The Applied Biology program in the Faculty of Environment is one of four areas of concentration in the Environmental Science major program.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Environment
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Environmental Science

When you've been accepted to SFU and you are enrolling in courses, you will take certain courses as required by this concentration. See the Calendar for details.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Agronomist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Fisheries Technologist
  • Journalist
  • Market Researcher
  • National Park Warden
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Naturalist
  • Zoologist