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UTP Stage II: Environment (Bachelor of Environment)

UTP Stage II: Environment (Environment) provides first-year courses and the foundation for progression to the second year of SFU's Faculty of Environment. With an emphasis on applied and interdisciplinary solutions to complex environmental problems, programs in the Faculty of the Environment provide multiple career options for students in Canada and around the World

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Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

UTP Stage II

3 terms

C$29,777 for 30 credits (2020/21)

* Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$992.57 per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. Not for credit transfer Academic Literacy Course is a requirement for UTP Stage II Direct entry.




January, May, September

UTP Stage II: Environment (BEnv)


Required courses:

  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Our World: Introducing Human Geography
  • Climate Change, Water, And Society
  • Global Change
  • Introduction to Statistics For The Social Sciences

And one of the following four courses:

  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Literature Now
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Performance
  • Writing in World Literature

Elective courses (choose one of the following options, including at least 1 designated "Q" course):

  • Ancient Peoples And Places
  • Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ Perspectives on History
  • Global Perspectives on Health
  • Global Challenges of the 21st Century: An Introduction to International Studies
  • Introducing Labour Studies
  • Critical Thinking
  • War, International Cooperation and Development
  • Justice And Law

Plus, one 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 to second year of Bachelor of Environment

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

  • Resource and Environmental Management (BEnv)
  • Global Environmental Systems (BEnv)
  • Sustainable Business (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:

  • 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.



Potential career paths

  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Environmental Coordinator/Specialist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Forest Ranger or Conservation Officer
  • Energy Consultant
  • Renewable Energy Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Compliance Coordinators
  • Urban Planners
  • Environmental Risk Assessor
  • Environmental Media Coordinator
  • Environmental Historian
  • Environmental Policy Advisor
  • Natural Resource Management Specialist
  • Environmental Communication Specialist
  • GIS Specialists
  • Restoration Ecology Professionals
  • Green Business Owner
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Fundraiser
  • Environmental Planning Analyst
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Water Operations Manager
  • Environmental Activist/Advocate
  • Sustainable Agriculture Manager
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sustainability Policy Analyst

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