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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
Environmental Science is an undergraduate program at Simon Fraser University offered in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University, that fosters critical thinking about how the world works, and teaches students to use science to resolve environmental problems.
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Overview

The Program offers both Major and Honours options leading to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Co-operative Education enhances academic studies with related paid workplace experience, and is available to qualified students in the Faculty of Environment. 

The Environmental Science program offered by Simon Fraser University provides a broad, interdisciplinary education, with a solid foundation in the physical and biological sciences, anchored by core environmental science courses.

All students complete common core Environmental Science (EVSC) courses each year, which develop key knowledge and skills such as writing, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. This core course structure facilitates the formation of an Environmental Science cohort group of students who progress through the program together, providing opportunities for idea exchange, team-building, friendship and networking during their studies.

Concentrations

Concentrations offer course selections tailored to foster specialized skills and knowledge. Students choose the concentration that allows them to dig deeper into the area of environmental science that interests them most.

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:

  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Methods in Environmental Science
  • Earth Systems
  • Global Change
  • Calculus for the Biological Sciences
  • Mechanics and Modern Physics
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • 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.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded for completed academic A-Level subjects (no credit for AS-Level subjects)
  • Admission average calculated on a minimum of three A-Level subjects, or two A-levels and two AS-Level subjects (all of which must be in different subject areas)
  • Submit certified true copies of final GCSE results and predicted A-level results

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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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Funding

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