UTP Stage II: Science

The UTP Stage II: Science pathway is a student’s first step into realizing their dreams of transforming the world through scientific research, using interactive, theoretical and practical approaches to improving society. In UTP Stage II: Science students choose to focus in one of four different areas: mathematics and data science, experimental science, life science, or general science. These four main areas span eight departments with the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary studies not only within the Faculty of Science but also across all SFU faculties.

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$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

Required Courses for Mathematics Pathway (Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Math, Actuarial Science Intended*, and Data Science)

  • Introduction To Computer Programming Ⅰ
  • Introduction To Computer Programming Ⅱ
  • Discrete Mathematics I
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Applied Linear Algebra

Choose one Writing course from the following list.

  • Literature Now
  • Literature And Performance
  • Literature And Culture
  • Brain, Mind And Society
  • Writing In World Literature

Students select at least 3 additional courses within the FIC roster of offerings.

 

Required Courses for Experimental Science Pathway (Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science)

  • General Chemistry and Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics
  • Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity And Magnetism
    • Studio Physics: Optics, Electricity And Magnetism Lab

Choose one Writing course from the following list.

  • Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)
  • Literature And Performance
  • Literature And Culture (Formerly ENGL105)
  • Brain, Mind And Society
  • Writing In World Literature

Students select at least 2 additional courses within the FIC roster of offerings.

 

Required Courses for Life Science Pathway (Biomedical Physiology Intended*, Kinesiology General Intended*, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Biological Sciences)

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry And Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics
  • Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity And Magnetism
    • Studio Physics: Optics, Electricity And Magnetism Lab

Choose one Writing course from the following list.

  • Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)
  • Literature And Performance
  • Literature And Culture (Formerly ENGL105)
  • Brain, Mind And Society
  • Writing In World Literature

Students select at least 1 additional course within the FIC roster of offerings.

 

Required Courses for General Science Pathway

  • Introduction To Computer Programming Ⅰ
  • Introduction To Computer Programming Ⅱ
  • Discrete Mathematics I
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics
  • Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity And Magnetism
    • Studio Physics: Optics, Electricity And Magnetism Lab

Choose one Writing course from the following list.

  • Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)
  • Literature And Performance
  • Literature And Culture (Formerly ENGL105)
  • Brain, Mind And Society
  • Writing In World Literature

Choose one Elective course from the following list.

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry And Laboratory I

For more information on SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, visit: sfu.ca/science

You must complete a minimum of 10 academic courses at FIC with an overall GPA of 2.75 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 Science. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements. Your UTP Stage II Program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literacy course.

Students in intended pathways will not be admitted directly to the program.  Instead, eligible students will be admitted to the Faculty of Science with an intended major and must then apply for approval (i.e. internal transfer) to these programs once at SFU

 

Entry to second year at SFU

Bachelor of Science

Areas of study:

  • Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Math, Actuarial Science Intended*, and Data Science
  • Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences
  • Biomedical Physiology Intended*, Kinesiology Intended*, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Biological Sciences

*Students in intended pathways will not be admitted directly to the program. Instead, eligible students will be admitted to the Faculty of Science with an intended major and must then apply for approval (i.e. internal transfer) to these programs once at SFU.

Potential career paths

  • Analyst
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  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Athletic Director
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biostatistician
  • Conservation Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • DNA Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Food Inspector
  • Genetic Technologist
  • Health Educator
  • Information Scientist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Pathologist’s Assistant
  • Pest Control Consultant
  • Plant Physiologist
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  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician
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  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Technical Writer
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