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 200 3
BIOL 1211 3
CONS 101 3
ECON 101 or FRST 101 3
ECON 102 3

ENGL 100-level 6
ENGL 100-level 3
plus FRST 150 3

GEOS 103 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 or 1902 3/4
Elective 6
Total Credits 34
Second Year
CONS 200 3
CONS 210 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 201 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 211 3
FRST 2313 3
FRST 232 3
SOCI 101 or 102 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 30
1 Students without Biology 11 or 12 should take BIOL 111 as one of their first year electives in order to take BIOL 121, a required course for all 1st year BSCN students.
2 Students may take MATH 180, 184, 190 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100, 102, or 104 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
3 Could be replaced with BIOL 300.

Major in Science and Management

Third Year
CONS 330 3
CONS 340 3
CONS 440 3
CONS 481 3
FRST 3181 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 386 3
FRST 395 3
One of SOCI 360 or GEOG 310; or an Elective 3
Elective2 3
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
One of SOCI 360 or GEOG 310; or an Elective3 3
CONS 4514 15
FRST 443 3
FRST 495 3
CONS 486 3
CONS 498 or elective5 3
Total Credits 30
1 Could be replaced with ECON 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 360 or GEOG 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
FRST 443 3
CONS 330 3
CONS 340 or GEOS 270 3
CONS 452 12
Core Areas1 15
Resources Systems2 9
Language Courses3 6
Electives4 9
International Experience5
Total Credits 60
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 Credits may be obtained in any non-English language courses, but students are encouraged to learn a language that would help them in their study abroad term. Students who can pass an oral proficiency test for a non-English language relevant to their study abroad term would be exempt from this requirement and the language credits will be replaced by 6 credits of electives. The NRC program director would coordinate the proficiency test and approve the electives.
4 3 credits of electives must be selected from the Resources Systems list. 6 credits of electives may be general, of which at least 3 credits must be at the 300-/400-level. An undergraduate thesis (CONS 498) may be taken in place of 3 credits of general electives.
5 The international experience requirement may be met by a minimum of one term study abroad, a two-four week international field school, an international co-op placement, or by an international internship.

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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