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 obtain approval from the REM Academic Advisor in order to be enrolled in the REM Minor.

Program Requirements
Students complete a total of 2 lower division courses and 5 upper division REM courses in the REM Minor.

Lower division requirements (6 units)
One of:
❏ REM 100* (3) Global Change
❏ EVSC 100* (3) Introduction to Environmental Science
❏ GEOG 100* (3) Society, Space, Environment: Introducing Human Geography
❏ GEOG 111* (3) Earth Systems
and
❏ REM 200 (3) Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management

Upper division requirements

One of:
❏ REM 311* (3) Applied Ecology and Sustainable Environments
❏ REM 321* (4) Ecological Economics
❏ REM 356W* (3) Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management

Two of:
❏ REM 311* (3) Applied Ecology and Sustainable Environments
❏ REM 319 (3) Environmental Law
❏ REM 321* (4) Ecological Economics
❏ REM 350 (4) Sustainable Energy and Materials Management
❏ REM 355 (3) Sustainable Transportation Management
❏ REM 356W* (3) Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management
❏ REM 363 (3) Special Topics
❏ REM 370 (3) Global Resource Issues in Oceanography
❏ REM 375 (3) Ecology and Conservation of Coastal BC
❏ REM 381 (4) Sustainable Community Development Theory and Practice

Two of:
❏ REM 406 (4) Indigenous People and Co-management
❏ REM 407 (4) Indigenous Governance and Resource Relationships
❏ REM 412 (3) Environmental Modeling
❏ REM 423 (4) Research Methods in Fisheries Assessment
❏ REM 427 (4) Avalanche Risk Management
❏ REM 445 (3) Environmental Risk Assessment
❏ REM 446 (4) Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
❏ REM 454 (4) Water Security
❏ REM 463 (3) Special Topics
❏ REM 471 (3) Forest Ecosystem Management
❏ REM 481 (4) Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab

*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.