UTP Stage II: Environment (Bachelor of Science)

UTP Stage II: Environment (Science) 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

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 (Science)

Required courses:
  • General Chemistry and Laboratory 1
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Climate Change, Water, And Society
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Studio Physics: Mechanics and Modern Physics

Choose one course from the following list:

  • Introduction to Biology
  • General Biology

Choose one course from the following list:

  • Our World: Introducing Human Geography
  • Global Change

Choose one course from the following list:

  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Computer Science & Programming 1

Choose one course from the following list:

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

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 Science

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

  • Development and Sustainability (minor only)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
    • Applied Biology
    • Environmental Earth Systems
    • Environmetrics
    • Water Science
  • Geographic Information Systems (BSc, entry through Applied Sciences)
  • Physical Geography (BSc)
    • Biogeophysical Science Stream
    • Geoscience Stream
    • Physical Geography and Spatial Information Science Stream

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

  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Ecologist
  • Ecology Research Technician
  • Environment Researcher
  • Environmental Health and Safety Inspector
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Field Technician
  • Food Safety Coordinator
  • Industrial Advisor
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Pollutant Risk Assessor
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Quality Inspector/Controller

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