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Dual Degree Program in Forest Sciences and Education

The Dual Degree program in Forestry and Education offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a Forest Sciences and B.Ed. in Secondary Education (Biological Sciences Specialization), in five winter sessions with some academic requirements in some of the Summer sessions. After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.


Admission to the Dual Degree program requires application to the Forestry Student Services Office by the first week of February of second year with approval by April in order to undertake a teaching practicum at the end of second year.

Application for admission can be found online on the Faculty of Forestry website or at the Forestry Student Services Office. Students apply in early February of their second year and must receive approval from the Faculty of Forestry and the Faculty of Education. All students whose applications are successful will be admitted to the Faculty of Education beginning Summer Session, following Winter Session, Year 2. Continuation will require successful completion of both year two of the Forest Sciences and the in-school practicum in Summer following second year.

Admission at any time is conditional; maintenance of good academic standing and an average of at least 65% in each session are required throughout. In addition, students must participate in volunteer or work experience with youth aged 13-18 to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Education program. Students must satisfy all of the degree and specialization requirements for both the Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences and the Bachelor of Education Secondary program. Some individual courses may be considered to satisfy requirements for both degrees.

Students must communicate with an advisor in the Forestry Student Services Office or the Forest Sciences Program Director and the Teacher Education Office annually after admission to the program to discuss their progress.


First Year 
ENGL_V 100-level1 or FRST_V 1506
BIOL_V 112, 121, and 1408
CHEM_V 121 (111) and 1238
MATH_V 100 and 10136
CONS_V 101 (FRST_V 100)3
APBI_V 2003
Total Credits 34 
Second Year 
APBI_V 244 (or GEOB_V 204)3
BIOL_V 2003
BIOL_V 2013
CHEM_V 233 and 2354
FRST_V 200 or NRES_V 2003
FRST_V 201 or NRES_V 2013
FRST_V 210 or NRES_V 2103
FRST_V 211 or NRES_V 2113
FRST_V 231 (or BIOL_V 300)3
Total Credits31
Second Year (Summer) 
EDUC_V 3191
EDUC_V 4403
FRST_V 3504, 5 or FRST_V 3515,6 immediately preceding third year2
Total Credits4
Third and Fourth Years 
EDCP_V 352A3
EDST_V 4013
EPSE_V 3083
FRST_V 3023
FRST_V 3073
FRST_V 3953
FRST_V 3993
FRST_V 4303
FRST_V 495 or BIOL_V 4163
LLED_V 3603
Area of Concentration612
Forestry electives712
Total Credits 54
Third Year (Summer) 
EDUC_V 3991
LLED_V 3613
Total Credits 4
Fourth Year (Summer) 
EDST_V 4031
EDST_V 4041
EDCP_V 328 or 4XX3
EPSE_V 3173
Total Credits 8
Fifth Year 
EDUC_V 3152
EDUC_V 42112
EDUC_V 4301
EDUC_V 450B3
EDUC_V 4513
EDUC_V 452B3
EPSE_V 3102
EPSE_V 3111
EDCP_V 3543
Total Credits 30
Minimum Credits for Dual Degree167
1 ENGL_V 100 level courses: students in the dual degree should choose courses in both Literature and Composition.
2 Students may take MATH_V 180, 184 (4 credits) or MATH_V 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH_V 100 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
3 PHYS_V 100 is suggested for students who do not have credit for Physics 12.
4 Credit will be given for only one of FRST_V 350 or FRST_V 351.
5 Students will be assigned to the most appropriate course based on their levels of forestry and field experience as determined by the course instructors.
6 Students will choose 12 credits from one of the groupings below for their Area of Concentration. Substitutions may be allowed at the discretion of the Director of the Forest Sciences Program. Plant genetics/genomics/physiology: CONS_V 302; FRST_V 311, 413, 432; APBI_V 318; BIOL_V 335, 338, 352. Forest ecology and management: CONS_V 310, FRST_V 305, 310, 320, 385, 408; APBI_V 401, 402. Biodiversity conservation and management: CONS_V 314, 330, 481, 486, 495; FRST_V 386; APBI_V 416. International forestry/sustainability: FRST_V 411, 415, 439, 444; CONS_V 330, 425; WOOD_V 461. Geomatics/mensuration: CONS_V or NRES_V 340; FRST_V or NRES_V 232, 239, 241, 339, 341, 443 (or GEOS_V 373), 490; GEOS_V 370, 479.
7 All 300- and 400-level APBI_V, CONS_V, FRST_V and UFOR_V courses that are not specifically required for the program are eligible as Forestry electives as long as students have the necessary prerequisites.

Please note that Education courses sequence may vary where necessary in order to accommodate students’ Forest Sciences schedule when needed.

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