Environmental Literacy


The program will help you to understand the complexity and interdisciplinarity of environmental issues. It introduces physical, ecological, and social perspectives on the environment, with emphasis on the functioning of physical and ecological systems and how human activities have affected and are affected by such systems over time.

Credential: Certificate

The Environmental Literacy certificate in the Faculty of Environment will provide you with knowledge of environmental issues as they pertain to your own field of study.

Academic Calendar:

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.

  • Agricultural Economist
  • Cartographer
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Community Developer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Geochemist
  • Geographer
  • Land Developer
  • Oceanographer
  • Resource Analyst
  • Soil Scientist
  • Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner

How to apply

Apply for this certificate after completion of 30 units at SFU. Other requirements may apply; consult the Calendar.