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Degree Requirements

The program consists of a common first and second year consisting of 61 credits. Students apply to the program director for entry into one of the two majors upon completion of second year. Acceptance into the Global Perspectives major may be limited by demand, in which case acceptance will be based on academic standing at the completion of second year.

First Year 
APBI_V 2003
BIOL_V 12113
CONS_V 1013
ECON_V 101 or FRST_V 1013
ECON_V 1023

ENGL_V 100-level6
ENGL_V 100-level3
plus FRST_V 1503

GEOS_V 1033
MATH_V 100 or 19023/4
Total Credits                                                                           34
Second Year 
CONS_V 2003
CONS_V 2103
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 2313 or NRES_V 2313
FRST_V 232 or NRES_V 2323
SOCI_V 101 or 1023
Total Credits30
1 Students without Biology 11 or 12 should take BIOL_V 111 as one of their first-year electives in order to take BIOL_V 121, a required course for all 1st year BSCN students.
2 Students may take MATH_V 180, 184, 190 (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 Could be replaced with BIOL_V 300.

Major in Science and Management


Third Year 
CONS_V 3303
One of CONS_V 340, NRES_V 340, NRES_V 241                      3
CONS_V 4403
CONS_V 4813
FRST_V 31813
FRST_V 3853
FRST_V 3863
FRST_V 3953
One of SOCI_V 360 or GEOG_V 310; or an Elective3
Total Credits30
Fourth Year 
One of SOC_VI 360 or GEOG_V 310; or an Elective33
CONS_V 451415
One of FRST_V 443, NRES_V 443, or NRES_V 3413
FRST_V 4953
CONS_V 4863
CONS_V 498 or elective53
Total Credits30
1 Could be replaced with ECON_V 371 or 374 (3 credits).
2 Elective must be a course numbered 300 or higher. To be chosen in consultation with the program advisor.
3 Elective permitted only if SOCI_V 360 or GEOG_V 310 was completed in third year.
4 An integrated course taught in Term 1. Registration is restricted to this course only during Term 1 and only to students in fourth year if NRC program.
5 Must be a course numbered 300 or higher.

Major in Global Perspectives

Courses which meet the requirements in each of the following areas may be requested from the program administrators.

Third and Fourth Years 
One of FRST_V 443, NRES_V 443, NRES_V 3413
CONS_V 3303
One of CONS_V 340, NRES_V 340, NRES_V 241, or GEOS_V 2703
CONS_V 45212
Core Areas115
Resources Systems29
Cultural Experience4 
Total Credits60
1 One 3-credit course for each of the following topic areas: (i) resources and economics; (ii) resources and society; (iii) international policy/governance and resources; (iv) indigenous perspectives; and (v) globalization. Acceptable courses are listed on the Major's website.
2 One 3-credit course in three out of the following four topic areas: (i) oceanography/fisheries/water systems; (ii) aquaculture/food systems; (iii) forestry systems; and (iv) energy/mineral systems. Acceptable courses are listed on the Major's website.
3 3 credits of electives must be selected from the Resources Systems list. 6 credits of electives may be general, of which at least 9 credits must be at the 300-/400-level. An undergraduate thesis (CONS_V 498) may be taken in place of 3 credits of general electives.
4 The cultural experience requirement may be met by a minimum of one term study abroad, or one term cultural exchange, a two-four week international field school, an international co-op placement, an international internship, or cultural-based volunteer experience. It is determined in consultation with Forestry Student Services.

Courses Toward Registration as a Professional Forester in BC

Students who wish to work toward membership in the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) are advised to contact the ABCFP or the Director of Student Services in the Faculty of Forestry for information on appropriate courses to add to their program.

Courses Toward Registration as a Professional Biologist in BC

Students who wish to work towards membership in the College of Applied Biology of BC (CABBC) should contact the College of Applied Biology for course and other membership requirements.


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