General Applied Sciences
The non-specialist bachelor of general studies (applied sciences) (BGS) degree offers a broad education with an applied orientation.
Faculty of Applied Sciences students may transfer to the general applied sciences program at any time after completion of at least 60 units. This program is not open for general admission or inter-faculty transfer.
Students complete 45 upper division units and 120 units overall.
Bachelor of General Studies (Applied Sciences) BGS
General Applied Sciences Option
The general applied science program requires 30 upper division Faculty of Science and Faculty of Applied Sciences units, subject to the following.
- at least 21 units must be in CMPT, ENSC, MSE, MACM, and SEE coursework
- at least 21 units must be taken at Simon Fraser University
- a 2.00 GPA is required on the SFU courses used to fulfil this requirement
Bachelor of Science
Double Minor Program
The double minor program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences leads to the bachelor of science degree. Students complete two minors (or extended minors), at least one of which must be in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. For the BSc degree, students must complete additional work to reach at least 45 upper division units and at least 120 units overall. Within these totals, at least 30 upper division units and at least 80 units overall must be in Faculty of Science or Faculty of Applied Sciences courses.
Transfer students are advised that Faculty of Applied Sciences residency requirements must be fulfilled.
Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.
WQB Graduation Requirements
A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit
|W - Writing||
|Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject|
|Q - Quantitative||
|Q courses may be lower or upper division|
|B - Breadth||
|Designated Breadth||Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci
|Additional Breadth||6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)
Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.
Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit
- At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
- At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
Please see Faculty of Applied Sciences Residency Requirements for further information.
In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.