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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 2003
BIOL 12113
CONS 1013
ECON 101 or FRST 1013
ECON 1023

ENGL 100-level6
ENGL 100-level3
plus FRST 1503

GEOS 1033
MATH 100 or 19023/4
Total Credits                                                                           34
Second Year 
CONS 2003
CONS 2103
FRST 200 or NRES 2003
FRST 201 or NRES 2013
FRST 210 or NRES 2103
FRST 211 or NRES 2113
FRST 2313 or NRES 2313
FRST 232 or NRES 2323
SOCI 101 or 1023
Total Credits30
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 (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 3303
One of CONS 340, NRES 340, NRES 241                      3
CONS 4403
CONS 4813
FRST 31813
FRST 3853
FRST 3863
FRST 3953
One of SOCI 360 or GEOG 310; or an Elective3
Total Credits30
Fourth Year 
One of SOCI 360 or GEOG 310; or an Elective33
CONS 451415
One of FRST 443, NRES 443, or NRES 3413
FRST 4953
CONS 4863
CONS 498 or elective53
Total Credits30
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 
One of FRST 443, NRES 443, NRES 3413
CONS 3303
One of CONS 340, NRES 340, NRES 241, or GEOS 2703
CONS 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 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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