Environmental Science

Do you like debunking fake news like "climate change isn’t real"? Have you ever wondered if a water source was safe to drink? Are you curious about how to repair contaminated environments?

Pursuing a degree in Environmental Science will have you exploring the relationships between humans and the environment, drawing on a diverse range of disciplines. By examining Earth’s physical, chemical and biological processes, you will learn how to think critically about how the world works, and use science to address environmental problems.  You will tailor your degree to your interests, by choosing one of four concentrations: Applied Biology, Environmental Earth Systems, Environmetrics (environmental statistics), and Water Science.

Overview

Degree: Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Environment

Major: Environmental Science

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Admission requirements for BSC Environment and BSC Environmental Science

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

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

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • 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 or BSC Environment - 1st yr Surrey

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