UTP Stage II: Environmental Science (BSc)

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



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 (Science)

Required courses:
  • Ancient People and Places
  • Introduction to Computer Science & Programming I
  • Our World: Introducing Human Geography
  • Discrete Mathematics I
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
And one of the following four courses:
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Performance
  • Literature Now
  • Brain, Mind, and Society
  • Writing in World Literature
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)
  • Canada Since Confederation
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Environmental Economics (Q)
  • Global Perspectives on Health
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (Q)
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Introduction to Politics and Government
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (Q)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (Q)
  • The Social History of Canada

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 to second year of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environment

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

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

  • 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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