Development and Sustainability

If you want to know how the quality of life of people around the world is affected by development, then you will be interested in this program. Study the complex relationship between development and environment through practice and policies.


The Development and Sustainability minor in the Faculty of Environment has created a voluntary network of those interested in current issues and problems worldwide. The minor can be added to any degree.  

Credential: Minor

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How to apply

Entry to this minor is after completion of 30 lower division units at SFU. Other requirements may apply; consult your faculty advisor.

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:

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

  • Community Planner
  • Consultant
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Environmental and Social Assessment
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Regional Planner
  • Urban Planner