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Bachelor of Natural Resource Science

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,877,327
Course Accredited By NA
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

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

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

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