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Forest Resources Management Major (Community and Indigenous Forestry Concentration)

The Community and Indigenous Forestry Concentration is designed to educate adaptable professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of forest management, an ability to acquire specific knowledge and skills as required, and the confidence to play a decision-making role in a wide variety of resource management situations with an emphasis on community forestry and working with Indigenous peoples.

Students are provided with an introduction to the biological, physical, and social sciences upon which forest resource management is based, and a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and the ways in which they can be managed to yield a socially desirable mix of goods and services. Students will also gain an understanding of the political and socio-economic environment in which forestry is practiced; and an appreciation for the historical and ethical foundations of the profession.

 

First Year 
ENGL 100-level or FRST 150 or NRES 1503
BIOL 111 and 12116
CHEM 121 (100, 111) or PHYS 131 (100, 117)24/3
ECON 101 or FRST 1013
FRST 1003
FRST 232 or NRES 23233
MATH 100 or 19044/3
APBI 2003
Elective3
Total Credits30/31/32
  
Second Year 
CONS 3703
FOPR 2644
FRST 3703
FRST 200 or NRES 2003
FRST 201 or NRES 2013
FRST 210 or NRES 2103
FRST 211 or NRES 2113
FRST 231 or NRES 2313
FRST 2393
Concentration-specific elective53
Total Credits34
FRST 3506,7 or FRST 3516,7 immediately preceding third year2
  
Third Year 
COMR 4573
FRST 3053
FRST 3073
FRST 3183
FRST 3203
FRST 3393
FRST 3853
FRST 3953
FRST 4443
FRST 4522
WOOD 3653
Total Credits32
  
Fourth Year 
COMR 3293
FRST 4153
FRST 4223
FRST 4236
FRST 4973
CONS 340 or NRES 2413
WOOD 4613
Concentration-specific electives56
Total Credits30
 
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level. PHYS 106 or 107 or 117 can substitute for PHYS 131.
3 Students with strong computing skills, especially in the use of spreadsheets, can replace FRST 232 or NRES 232 with 3 credits of electives, upon approval by the program director.
4 Students take MATH 180, 184, 190 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
5 Concentration-specific electives are to be chosen from the following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3) or NRES 241 (3), CONS 481 (3), FNLG 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 443 (3) or NRES 341 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3) FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (3), POLI 316A (3-6), SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3). 
6 Credit will be given for only one of FRST 350 or FRST 351. 
7 Students will be assigned to the most appropriate course based on their levels of forestry and field experience as determined by the course instructors. 

Transfer Students

Students entering from first-year university or equivalent must complete all required first- and second-year courses that were not completed at their previous institution(s) before entering third year. The third- and fourth-year requirements are the same as listed above.

Canadian Forestry Technology Graduates

Students entering after graduating with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from an approved Canadian college or institute of technology should consult with Forestry Student Services to determine what their “revised program” might look like.

Minor in Commerce

Students who desire a stronger foundation in business may consider the Minor in Commerce. Upon successful completion of this minor program, the notation "Minor in Commerce" will be placed on the student's transcript.

Enrolment in this program is limited. Applications for admission can be obtained from the Faculty of Forestry Student Services and must be submitted by May 15. For an application to be considered, the student must be eligible for at least third-year standing in the Faculty (B.S.F. Forest Resources Management Major) with a cumulative average of at least 68% in the previous two years. Completion of ECON 101 (or ECON 310) and ECON 102 (or ECON 311) plus MATH 100 or 102 or 104 before applying. Meeting the stated minimum requirement does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

Students may require an additional term to complete the Minor in Commerce, although it is intended to be completed over two years.

For students entering the Faculty from secondary school, the program consists of 136 credits taken over four years. For those students entering the Faculty from first-year university (or its equivalent), or with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from a BC college or institute of technology, the program consists of 107 credits normally taken over a three-year period.

Students Entering from Secondary School
 

First Year 
ENGL 100-level or FRST 1503
BIOL 111 and 12116
CHEM 121 (100, 111) or PHYS 131 (100, 101)24/3
ECON 101 or FRST 1013
ECON 1023
FRST 1003
FRST 2323
MATH 10033
Electives3
Total Credits30/31
  
Second Year 
FOPR 261 immediately preceding second year2
FOPR 2623
FRST 2703
FRST 200 or NRES 2003
FRST 201 or NRES 2013
FRST 210 or NRES 2103
FRST 211 or NRES 2113
FRST 231 or NRES 2313
FRST 2393
Specialization-specific Elective43
Elective3
Total Credits30
FRST 351 immediately preceding third year2
  
Third Year 
COMR 3293
COMR 398 or 4583
COMR 4573
COMR 4653
CONS 3703
FRST 3053
FRST 3073
FRST 3183
FRST 3203
FRST 3853
FRST 3953
WOOD 3653
Total Credits36
FRST 452 immediately following third year2
  
Fourth Year 
COMR 4733
COMR 4933
FRST 4153
FRST 4223
FRST 4236
FRST 4443
FRST 4973
One of CONS 340, NRES 340, NRES 2413
WOOD 4613
Specialization-specific Electives43
Total Credits33
 
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level. PHYS 106 or 107 or 117 can substitute for PHYS 131.
3 Students may take MATH 180, 184 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
4 Specialization specific electives are to be chosen from following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3), CONS 481 (3), NRES 341 (3), FNLG 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3), FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (2), POLI 316A (3) SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3), WOOD 474 (2).

Transfer Students

Students entering from first-year university or equivalent must complete all required first- and second-year courses that were not completed at their previous institution(s) before entering third year. The third- and fourth-year requirements are the same as listed above.

Canadian Forestry Technology Graduates

Students entering after graduating with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from an approved Canadian college or institute of technology should consult with Forestry Student Services to determine what their “revised program” might look like.

 


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