Minor in Resource and Environmental Management

Solving contemporary Environmental problems requires an academic background that integrates both natural and social sciences. The Minor in Resource and Environmental Management (REM) will provide SFU undergraduate students with the basic skills and understanding they need to integrate natural and social systems concepts into resource management applications. The 24 units comprising the REM Minor balance social and natural sciences courses; integrate social and natural sciences within most courses; focus on applied topics and contemporary resource management issues; and are taught by experienced REM faculty who are internationally recognized for excellence in resource management practice, research, training, and advising.

For more information on this program, please contact our Undergraduate Advisor and download our brochure.

Admission Requirements

All students must be in good academic standing, and must obtain approval from the REM Academic Advisor in order to be enrolled in the REM Minor.

Note: Resource and Environmental Management Bachelor of Environment students are not eligible for the REM Minor.

Program Requirements

Students complete a total of 3 lower division courses and 5 upper division REM courses in the REM Minor.

Lower Division Requirements

Complete all of

REM 100 - Global Change (3)

REM 200 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada (3)

Complete one of

REM 211 - Introduction to Applied Ecology (3)

REM 225 - Quantitative Toolkit for Social-Ecological Systems (3)

Upper Division Requirements

Complete one of

REM 311 - Applied Ecology (3) *

REM 321 - Ecological Economics (4) *

REM 356W - Environmental Policy (3) *

Complete two of

REM 311 - Applied Ecology (3) *

REM 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3) or PLAN 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

REM 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

REM 321 - Ecological Economics (4) *

REM 325 - Uncertainty, Risk, and Decision Analysis (3)

REM 334 - Earth's Past Climates (4) or EVSC 334 - Earth's Past Climates (4)

REM 350 - Sustainable Energy and Materials Management (4)

REM 355 - Sustainable Transportation Management (3)

REM 356W - Environmental Policy (3) *

REM 357 - Planning for Sustainable Food Systems (3)

REM 363 - Special Topics (3)

REM 370 - Global Resource Issues in Oceanography (4)

REM 375 - Ecology and Conservation of Coastal BC (3)

REM 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4) or SD 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

REM 388 - Wildlife Conservation (3)

Complete two of

REM 406 - Indigenous People and Co-management (4)

REM 407 - Indigenous Governance and Resource Relationships (4)

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (4)

REM 423 - Research Methods in Fisheries Assessment (4)

REM 427 - Avalanche Risk Management (4)

REM 431 - Climate Change and Environmental Management (4)

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (4)

REM 446 - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (4)

REM 452 - Environmental Education (8) or EDUC 452 - Environmental Education (8)

REM 454 - Water Security (4)

REM 463 - Special Topics (3)

REM 471 - Forest Ecosystem Management (4)

REM 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4) or SD 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

*Note: REM 311, 321 and 356W appear in two requirement lists; however, each course may only be used to meet one of the above upper division requirements.

General University regulations also apply.