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UTP Stage II: Environment (Bachelor of Science)
UTP Stage II: Environment (Bachelor of Science)

UTP Stage II: Environment (Bachelor of Science)

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  • Level:University Preparation/ Transfer Program
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below*. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.

  • Entry into UTP Stage I generally requires the successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific academic requirements are listed below.

  • *Meeting minimum admissions requirements as listed below does not guarantee admission. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

  • Before you start a program at FIC, you will take the FIC Math Check.

  • The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required for entry into UTP Stage II in the Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science streams.

  • Once accepted to FIC, before you start a Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, or Engineering Science program, you will be required to take the FIC Math Check, UTP Stage II students may be required to complete a Pre-Calculus course in the first term of UTP Stage II as a prerequisite to the required math course for their program. The Pre-Calculus course is additional to your required courses for Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science programs.

  • To enter the Science stream directly, students must have at a minimum Math 12 and two Grade 12 Science subjects (Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12). The Science Fundamentals Program provides students with the opportunity to advance their university studies while upgrading skills to meet UTP Stage II courses prerequisites. Students will be admitted into the Science Fundamentals program when:

  • a student does not have Grade 12 Math or has less than a 75% average in Grade 12 Math

  • Or

  • a student does not have two science subjects meeting the following requirement:

    • 65% average in Grade 12 Biology

    • 60% average in Grade 12 Chemistry

    • 60% average in Grade 12 Physics

English requirements

  • Students with IELTS 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all components), or equivalent, are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who begin their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101.

Course Information

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.

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  • CHEM121, General Chemistry and Laboratory I

  • EVSC100, Introduction to Environmental Science

  • GEOG104, Climate Change, Water, and Society

  • MATH151, Calculus I

  • MATH152, Calculus II

  • PHYS140, Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

 Choose one course from the following list:

  • BISC100, Introduction to Biology

  • BISC101, General Biology

 Choose one course from the following list:

  • GEOG100, Our World: Introducing Human Geography

  • REM100, Global Change

 Choose one course from the following list:

  • ARCH131, Human Origins

  • CMPT120, Introduction to Computer Science & Programming I

 Choose one course from the following list:

  • ENGL112Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

  • ENGL113, Literature and Performance

  • ENGL115, Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

  • PSYC109, Brain, Mind and Society

  • WL101, Writing in World Literature


Semester 1

  • ILS101

  • ALC099
    (if required)

  • MATH151

  • CHEM121

  • one of

  • BISC100

  • BISC101

Semester 2

  • MATH152

  • PHYS140

  • EVSC100

  • one of

  • REM100

  • GEOG100

Semester 3

  • GEOG104
    Writing Course

  • one of

  • ARCH131

  • CMPT120

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Pathway Courses

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


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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


  • 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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