Global Environmental Systems

Gain an understanding of global systems, including climate change and its consequences. Develop expertise in biophysical and social systems at the global scale through advanced biophysical, socioeconomic, and data analysis/modeling courses.


The Global Environmental Systems major is one of three interdisciplinary degrees offered in the new Bachelor of Environment program.

Degree: Bachelor of Environment

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Admission requirements for Global Environmental Systems

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
  • 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: BENV Global Environmental Systems

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.

  • Business Development Manager
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Planner
  • GIS Specialists
  • Restoration Ecology Professional
  • Sustainability Policy Analyst
  • Urban Planner