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Dual Degree Program in Natural Resources Conservation and Education

The Dual Degree program in Forestry and Education offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a Natural Resources Conservation 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 Natural Resources Conservation Program Director and the Teacher Education Office annually after admission to the program to discuss their progress.


First Year 
APBI 2003
ENGL 100-level1 or FRST 1506
BIOL 1213
CONS 1013
ECON 1013
ECON 1023
GEOB 1033
MATH 100 or 1903 (4)
Total Credits30 (31)
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 231 (or STAT 200 or BIOL 300)  or NRES 2313
FRST 232 or NRES 2323
SOCI 101 or SOCI 1023
Total Credits27
Second Year (Summer) 
EDUC 3191
EDUC 4403
Total Credits4
Third Year 
CONS 3303
One of CONS 340, NRES 340, NRES 241, GEOS 2703
CONS 4813
EDST 4013
FRST 318 or ECON 371 or ECON 3743
FRST 3853
FRST 3863
FRST 3953
LLED 3603
SOCI 3603
Total Credits30
Third Year (Summer) 
EDUC 3991
LLED 3613
Total Credits4
Fourth Year 
One of FRST 443, NRES 443, NRES 3413
FRST 4953
CONS 425 or CONS 440 or FRST 4153
CONS 45115
CONS 4863
Total Credits27
Fourth Year (Summer) 
EDST 4031
EDST 4041
EDCP 328 or 4XX3
EPSE 3173
Total Credits8
Fifth Year 
EDUC 3152
EDUC 42112
EDUC 4301
EDUC 450B3
EDUC 451B3
EDUC 452B3
EPSE 3103
EPSE 3111
EDCP 352A3
EDCP 3543
EPSE 3083
Total Credits37
Minimum Credits for Dual Degree167 (168)
1 ENGL 100 level courses: students in the dual degree should choose courses in both Literature and Composition.
2 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.

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

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