Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection

VIU International, Canada
Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 2,417,943
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Are you passionate about the outdoors, and see yourself in a future career protecting Canada’s rich natural environment and wildlife? The Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection at VIU is for environmental stewards who are ready to turn their passion for nature conservation, nature protection and natural resource management into a career.

The program is the only one of its kind in British Columbia, and offers small classes and expert instruction. Students benefit from experiential learning in a four-month practicum in the industry.

Graduates find jobs in a wide range of career paths such as wildlife biology and management, wildlife conservationist, range management, conservation officers, teaching, forestry, interpretation and guiding.

The degree program builds on the existing two-year Resource Management Officer Technology (RMOT) diploma program. The Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection will enable RMOT diploma graduates to receive an undergraduate degree after an additional two years of course work. This degree has been designed to provide an advanced credential for other career opportunities in the natural resource conservation and protection field.

VIU is the only academic institution in BC to offer this specialized degree, and only one of two to offer a comparable degree in Western Canada. In addition to advanced courses in natural resource management and law enforcement, there is a four month field practicum in the fall of fourth year. In this practicum, students are able to choose an off-campus field placement with either an enforcement or a resource management agency.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • Students may apply to the third year of the degree program after successful completion of the Resource Management Officer Technology diploma with a minimum grade point average of 2.33 (“C ”).

Year 3

Fall Semester

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Advanced Field Skills
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Natural Resource Forensic Investigations

Spring Semester

  • Business and Technical Writing effective September 2012
  • Business and Technical Writing prior to September 2012
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Research Methods in Natural Resource Management
  • Advanced Investigative Procedures

Year 4

Fall Semester

  • Advanced Field Practicum in Natural Resource Protection
  • Spring Semester
  • Special Investigations: Habitat and Pollution Prosecutions
  • Fisheries Conservation and Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Resource Management and Aboriginal Right


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