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Bachelor of Natural Resource Science

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

bachelor-of-natural-resource-science

Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,260

Course Accredited By

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Gain a broad and in-depth understanding of natural resources, including not only biology, ecology and scientific method, but sector-specific resource management for forestry, fisheries, range and recreation. The BNRS program provides hands-on learning in the field and opportunities for undergraduate research and study abroad.
  • In a world where specialization is the norm, professionals who are well versed in all aspects of natural resources are in demand.
  • This unique program consists of 120 credits which can be completed in four or five-years on a full-time basis, or up to seven- years on a part-time basis once admitted to the program. You will take courses in biology, chemistry, ecology, scientific methods, and specific resource management courses.
  • The program prepares you for a wide range of natural resource sector careers and for further study in graduate school. You will be ready to work in resource management and planning for government or industry.
  • For students interested in certification by a professional association, TRU is seeking accreditation for selected specific courses from the Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023

Selective admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • Life Sciences 11 (or equivalent)
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent)
  • Students with Anatomy & Physiology 12, Chemistry 12 and Physics 12 (or equivalent) will be given preference.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 each year

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.

     

YEAR 1

FALL SEMESTER

  • Principles of Biology 1
  • Introduction to University Writing
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus for the Biological Sciences 1
  • The Science and Management of Natural Resources
  • Dendrology 1

WINTER SEMESTER

  • Principles of Biology 2
  • Critical Thinking and Writing for Science and Technology
  • Dendrology 2
  • Forest Ecology and Silvics 1
  • Critical Reading and Writing

YEAR TWO

FALL SEMESTER

  • Food Systems at a Local Level and Beyond
  • Biometrics
  • Chemical Bonding and Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Study of Soils
  • Forest Ecology and Silvics 2
  • Canadian Native Peoples

WINTER SEMESTER

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Diversity and Ecology of the Vertebrates
  • Ichthyology

YEAR THREE

FALL SEMESTER

  • Silviculture
  • Limnology
  • Natural Resource Entomology
  • Natural Resource Pathology
  • Fire Ecology and Management

WINTER SEMESTER

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Population Biology
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Grassland Ecology

YEAR FOUR

FALL SEMESTER

  • Range Management
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation 1: Theory and Principles
  • Fisheries Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Natural Resource Policy and Planning

WINTER SEMESTER

  • Wildlife Management and Conservation 2: Practice and Application
  • Conflict Resolution in the Natural Resources 
  • Graduating Essay
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Tuition $448.65
  •  Fees $191.91 
  • Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $790.77

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