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Natural Resources Conservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
Play an active role in protecting and managing our natural environment, including wildlife, forests, rivers, oceans, and land. This interdisciplinary Natural Resources Conservation program of study is the most popular degree in University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry.
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Overview

Natural resources conservation is concerned with maintaining habitats, nurturing diverse natural resources, and understanding human behaviours. Learn how to balance the social, economic, cultural, and aesthetic considerations associated with the world’s natural resources so you can help fight climate change, protect the environment, and shape our future and planet.

As a Natural Resources Conservation student at University of British Columbia, you’ll take courses in English, math, and science – plus conservation, wildlife, fisheries management, computer applications, remote sensing, and soil science. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from two majors:

  • Science and Management, which offers a rigorous education in natural sciences, a strong focus on  conservation, and career opportunities as a Registered Professional Biologist or Registered Professional Forester.
  • Global Perspectives, which offers international experience in policy and planning, and prepares you for work overseas.

Your future

As a Natural Resources Conservation graduate, you’ll use your skills and knowledge to help protect and preserve the planet. Manage and conserve our wildlife, fisheries, and forests with a career in environmental sustainability and resource management at a government, non-profit, private consulting, education, or law organization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Conservation
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Our Changing Environment: Water and Landscapes
  • Foundations of Conservation
  • Visualizing Climate Change
  • Forest Plant Biology 
  • Forest Ecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics 
  • Grade 11/junior-level Chemistry 
  • Grade 11/junior-level Biology (strongly recommended) or Physics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10128 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40503 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1392 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5579 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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