The Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems program recognizes that resource problems are complex and require solutions that are global and interdisciplinary in scope, and draw on a range of skills. It offers a comprehensive and flexible undergraduate degree program in which students are given the opportunity to customize their degree by selecting both a resource area and region of the world to focus their studies.
Students are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems undergraduate program after completing first-year. They can begin the program at the beginning of second year or third year. In third and fourth years, students pursue a double major, a resource specialization, and a regional specialization.
For the resource specialization, students focus on one discipline or choose courses from different disciplines that relate to a resource theme. Options include, but are not limited to: environment and sustainability, food and resource economics, First Nations resource systems, food security, global health, and nutrition, international trade and development, planning and sustainable agriculture.
For the regional specialization, students choose Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, or the Americas. Within the regional specialization, the program requires a relevant language other than English, a relevant international experience, and relevant coursework. The international experience requirement is met through a period of learning in the region via academic exchange, field study, or work-based learning (internships).