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Bachelor of Science Program | Faculty of Environment
Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2023

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Students can meet the Bachelor of Science requirements through one of the following options:

  • a major program

In addition to the degree requirements set out below, students may also fulfill the requirements for one or more additional extended minor(s) or minor(s). Please see the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree section for honours program requirements.

For all BSc options at least 120 units are required, which include: 

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at SFU
  • at least 44 upper division units, of which at least 30
  • upper division units must be completed at SFU
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements      
  • an overall CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0
  • a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor)
  • CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Students also have the option of completing two major programs (double major), if they wish. Students completing two majors will graduate with one BSc degree.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit



W - Writing


Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative


Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth


Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci


Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

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