Urban Studies


This certificate will suit you if you are contemplating a career in urban planning, governance or consulting. It studies the nature and functions of the contemporary city from an interdisciplinary perspective of geography, political science, sociology and anthropology.

Credential: certificate

This certificate program in the Department of Geography may be completed in one year.

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.