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Students can apply to the GRS program after completing 24 credits of first-year university-level courses. To be considered, students are required to have a minimum academic standing of at least 70% (or 2.80 on a 4-point scale). Achievement of this minimum, however, does not guarantee admission. Admission is limited by the Faculty's capability to accommodate students in this global program. Admission is based on grades, preparation, experiences, and commitment to a global education. When applying to GRS, students must submit a letter of intent (500 words or less) conforming to guidelines specified by GRS GRS. The letter of intent is to be submitted to Enrolment Services at the time of application.

Students are advised to complete first-year requirements listed in Degree Requirements.

Transfer from the Environmental Studies Diploma, Langara College

Students who successfully complete the Environmental Studies Diploma program at Langara College, and gain admission to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Global Resource Systems (GRS) undergraduate program, will receive transfer credit for 60 credits into the GRS program if they have:

  1. satisfied first-year requirements of the GRS program in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, and Mathematics;
  2. completed UBC course AGSC 250 or equivalent; and
  3. completed 6 credits of language relevant to the regional specialization.

They will be able to finish the GRS program with the further 62 credits required.

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