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

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Classes begin Tuesday, September 2nd

Labs are held the first week of classes.  Check your SFU email for info on experiment #1 if you are in CHEM 121.  Other classes attend the lab at the designated time.

Services Fair Tuesday, September 2nd in the mezzanine

Welcome BBQ Wednesday, September 3rd in the parkade sponsored by the SCC (Surrey Campus Committee).



Have a question? 

Contact Nadia @ nadia_williams@sfu.ca