Faculty of Science


What is Science Year One?

Science Year One is a suite of first-year science courses which, together with the courses offered by other faculties, provide an excellent first step for new students who wish to major in many areas of science and related faculties.

Interested in professional schools like medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and other areas? This program is for you!  Unsure of what you want to take, but know you want Science?  This program is for you!  Know the specific subject you want to focus on?  This program is for you!

Spread over two terms, the program has a flexible cohort structure that offers the benefits of small classes which facilitate the development of friendships and support groups, and strong rapport between students and instructors.

Lecture, laboratory, and tutorial sections for first-year biology, chemistry, earth science, kinesiology, and physics courses are held at the Surrey campus in our new Surrey teaching laboratories.  

Science Year One provides pathways to a wide spectrum of majors in Science, Health SciencesMathematics, and the Beedie School of Business, and it provides guaranteed-access to mainstream science courses in general biology, general chemistry, calculus, studio physics, earth sciences, biomedical physiology & kinesiology, and statistics.

These courses, together with others offered at SFU Surrey, encompass the first-year academic courses required to proceed to General Science or the second year of majors in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Behavourial Neuroscience
  •  Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Physiology 
  • Chemistry and Earth Sciences joint major
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Kinesiology
  • Management and Systems Science (MSSC)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics and Computing Science (MACM) joint major
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (MBB)
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Business joint major
  • Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Computing Science joint major
  • Operations Research (Mathematics)
  • Physics
  • Statistics


Café Scientifique is back!

Café Scientifique is back!Click for details!


Seat reserves for Spring 2014 released November 23rd

Last day to drop a class without any penalty, without adding another in its place, is November 29th

KIN course abbreviation changed to BPK, effective Fall 2013

BISC 372 ST: Introduction to Brewing Science to be offered Spring 2014

Free Saturday Morning Lecture Series: Frontiers of Modern Physics at 10:00am on:

  • November 30
  • January 25  
  • February 22  
  • April 26  

See www.triumf.ca/saturday-lectures for details


Have a question? 

Contact Nadia @ nadia_williams@sfu.ca