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 B.Sc.in 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 200 3
ENGL 100-level1 or FRST 150 6
BIOL 121 3
CONS 101 3
ECON 101 3
ECON 102 3
GEOB 103 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 1042 or 190 3 (4)
Elective 3
Total Credits 30 (31)
Second Year
CONS 200 3
CONS 210 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 201 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 211 3
FRST 231 (or STAT 200 or BIOL 300) 3
FRST 232 3
SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 3
Total Credits 27
Second Year (Summer)
EDUC 319 1
EDUC 440 3
Total Credits 4
Third Year
CONS 330 3
COND 340 or GEOB 270 3
CONS 481 3
EDST 401 3
FRST 318 or ECON 371 or ECON 374 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 386 3
FRST 395 3
LLED 360 3
SOCI 360 3
Total Credits 30
Third Year (Summer)
EDUC 399 1
LLED 361 3
Total Credits 4
Fourth Year
FRST 443 3
FRST 495 3
CONS 425 or CONS 440 or FRST 415 3
CONS 451 15
CONS 486 3
Total Credits 27
Fourth Year (Summer)
EDST 403 1
EDST 404 1
EDCP 328 or 4XX 3
EPSE 317 3
Total Credits 8
Fifth Year
EDUC 315 2
EDUC 421 12
EDUC 430 1
EDUC 450B 3
EDUC 451B 3
EDUC 452B 3
EPSE 310 3
EPSE 311 1
EDCP 352A 3
EDCP 354 3
EPSE 308 3
Total Credits 37
Minimum Credits for Dual Degree 167 (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 or 102 (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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