UTP Stage II: Environment (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

 

Fees

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.

Location

Intakes

January, May, September

UTP Stage II: Environment (Arts)

Required courses:
  • Ancient People and Places
  • Introduction to First Nations Studies
  • Our World: Introducing Human Geography
  • Climate Change, Water, And Society
  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Change
Choose one course from the following list:
  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
Choose one Writing course from the following list
  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature Now
  • Literature and Performance
  • Writing in World Literature
Choose one Elective course from the following list
  • Canada Since Confederation
  • East/West
  • Engineering, Science and Society
  • Global Challenges of the 21st Century – An Introduction to International Studies
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Introduction to First Nations Studies
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature Now
  • Literature and Performance
  • The Social History of Canada
  • Visual Communication Design

Students select at least 1 additional transferable course within 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)
      • Archaeology and Anthropology (joint major)
      • Archaeology and First Nations Studies (joint major)
      • Development and Sustainability (minor only)
      • Human Geography (BA)
Certificates

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

      • Biological Anthropology
      • Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability
      • Cultural Resource Management
      • Environmental Literacy
      • Geographic Information Science
      • Sustainable 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.

Careers

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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