UTP Stage II: Environmental Science (BA)

UTP Stage II: Environment provides first-year courses and the foundation for progression to the second year of SFU's Faculty of Environment. With growing awareness of Environmental issues around the World, a degree from the Faculty of the Environment will provide multiple career options in Canada and around the World.

Your direct pathway to Simon Fraser University

High School


2nd year Simon Fraser University



Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

UTP Stage II

3 terms

C$26,010 for 30 credits (2018/19) / C$27,571 for 30 credits (2019/20)

* Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$766.10 (2018/19) and C$919.03 (2019/20) per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. The Academic Literacy Course is a requirement of the UTP II program.



January, May, September

UTP Stage II: Environment (Arts)

Required courses:
  • Ancient People and Places
  • Society, Space, Environment: Introducing Human Geography
And one of the following four courses:
  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Literary Classics
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Performance
Elective courses (choose five of the following options, including at least 1 designated "Q" course):
  • Calculus I (or Calculus for the Social Sciences I, or Pre-Calculus) (Q)
  • Discrete Mathematics I (Q)

Plus, two additional courses drawn from the UTP II curriculum offered at FIC.

You must complete a minimum of 10 academic courses at FIC with an overall GPA of 2.5 and with a grade of C- or better in all courses upon completion of UTP Stage II, in order to be guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Environment. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements. You UTP Stage II Program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literacy course.

Entry into 2nd year of the following bachelor degree programs

Entry to second year of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Environment

Entry into second year of the Bachelor of Arts (BA), or the Bachelor of Environment (BEnv). The Faculty of Environment offer majors in the following areas (and many are also offered as minor options)

      • Archaeology (BA)
      • Development and Sustainability (minor only)
      • Resource and Environmental Management (BEnv)E
      • Geography (BA)
        • Society and Environment Concentration
        • Resources, Economy, and Enviornment Concentration
      • Geography - Environmental Specialty (BA)
      • Global Environmental Systems (BEnv)
      • Sustainable Business (BBA or BEnv, entry through Environment or the Beedie School of Business, however, admission to Beedie is also required for this program)

Alongside obtaining a degree, students are also able to obtain certificates in the following areas:

      • Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability
      • Corporate Environment and Sustainable Business Certificate
      • Cultural Resource Management
      • Environmental Literacy
      • Spatial Information Systems
      • Sustainable Community Development
      • Urban Studies

You must complete a minimum of 30 units at FIC with an overall GPA of 2.5 and with a grade of C- or better in all courses upon completion of UTP Stage II, in order to be guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Environment


Potential career paths

  • Aboriginal liaison
  • Avalanche specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Ecotourism operator
  • Fisheries manager
  • Food safety inspector
  • Forensic investigator
  • Forester
  • Geoscientist
  • GIS programmer
  • Health and safety inspector
  • Heritage consultant
  • Land use planner
  • Landscape architect
  • Meteorologist
  • Museum curator
  • Park ranger
  • Real estate developer
  • Urban planner
  • Water quality inspector

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