Global Environmental Systems

Do you want to understand climate change and what people are doing about it? Do you want to know what environmental justice is? Are you curious about how to influence environmental policy using scientific evidence?

A Bachelor of Environment in Global Environmental Systems will allow you to focus on environmental issues, particularly the climate crisis. Using a global perspective, you will explore the intersection of social and biophysical systems (e.g. housing developments and loss of wildlife habitat), learn about the consequences of these systems and uncover how their negative effects might be mitigated. Advanced data analysis and modeling will become part of your toolkit. 


Degree: Bachelor of Environment in the Faculty of Environment
Major: Global Environmental Systems

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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