Resource and Environmental Management

Will we have enough electricity if we all drive electric vehicles? Do you think it is important to have access to fish, food and water that comes from local sources? Do you want to make industries such as forestry, agriculture and fisheries more sustainable?

A Bachelor of Environment in Resource and Environmental Management will have you exploring how we manage natural resources like energy, forestry and fisheries. You will learn how social and natural sciences, along with urban and rural planning, guide sustainable environmental management. You will gain an understanding of socio-cultural and Indigenous perspectives, earth processes, environmental impact assessments, analytics in decision-making, conflict resolution and policy, planning, and regulation.


Degree: Bachelor of Environment in the Faculty of Environment
Major: Resource and Environmental Management

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Admission requirements for Resource and Environmental Management

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

Applying to the major program

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 Environmental Res Mmgt

Applying to the minor program

You can add a minor to any major program. After you've been accepted to a major program, see a faculty advisor.

Note: Resource and Environmental Management Bachelor of Environment students are not eligible for the REM Minor.

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