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Resource and Environmental Management, B.Env.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University is a major within the Bachelor of Environment, where you can gain a core foundation in earth systems and the human role in nature. ERM adds an understanding of historical and socio-cultural perspectives in studying resource management.
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The Resource and Environmental Management program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Environment is one of three majors offered in the Bachelor of Environment program.

This major takes full advantage of the expertise existing across FENV units, characteristic of BEnv majors. It will prepare students to enter positions or continue in graduate studies in the broadly defined area of resource management, including fisheries, agriculture, forestry, cultural resources, energy and tourism. ERM program requirements, directed by educational goals, provides students with a solid understanding of, the interplay of historical, biophysical and socio-cultural factors, Indigenous/First Nations Perspectives, resource use and sustainability, geospatial, statistical and modeling methodologies, decision making, communication, conflict resolution, and legislative/regulatory frameworks as they related to resource management.

The ERM program requirements include courses from each of the areas of study in the BEnv core (i.e. earth systems, ecology, biology, human role in nature, the social and built environments, environmental stewardship and governance, and the global scale).

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to First Nations Studies
  • Earth Systems
  • Introduction to the Public Policy Process
  • Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada
  • Quantitative Geography
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Statistics for the Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • General Biology
  • Systems Thinking and the Environment
  • Environmental Controversy: An interdisciplinary study of environmental issues
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Introduction to Archaeology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • English language admission requirements. GCSE O-Level English (or GCSE English Language B) with a minimum grade of C can be used to meet the English Language Admission Requirement
  • Quantitative and analytical skills requirement
  • All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills.
  • You need a minimum of a C- grade in Pure Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics on the GCE Ordinary “O” Level Examinations, or a minimum of a D grade in Advanced “A” Level (or AS Level) Examinations for admission.
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
  • Transfer credit may be awarded for completed academic A-Level subjects (no credit for AS-Level subjects)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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