Applied Biology


Apply your skills to real world aspects of our environment and become an applied biologist. Explore the ways natural and human-induced environmental processes influence population dynamics, structure of communities, and function of ecosystems.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

The Applied Biology program in the Faculty of Environment is one of four areas of concentration in the Environmental Science major program.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Agronomist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Fisheries Technologist
  • Journalist
  • Market Researcher
  • National Park Warden
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Naturalist
  • Zoologist

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Environment
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Environmental Science

When you've been accepted to SFU and you are enrolling in courses, you will take certain courses as required by this concentration. See the Calendar for details.