Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences

Yellow birch Students with interests in the Biological Sciences can pursue both an MSc and PhD program at 
UNBC.
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MSc Program)            
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES) is one stream of the Master of Science degree in the College of Science and Management. This degree is designed for candidates whose  research interests have a scientific emphasis, and is expected to attract students from science disciplines such as biology, forestry, environmental science, and physical geography, as well as other scientifically-oriented areas of resource management. Students studying within the NRES stream will, upon successful completion of the degree requirements outlined herein, obtain a MSc(NRES).

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Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (PhD Program)
The PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies [PhD(NRES)] offers students the opportunity to develop an advanced level of understanding and training in any one or a combination of scientific disciplines related to natural environments, the processes (e.g., biological, chemical, physical) that govern them, or the human dimensions (e.g., social, economic, political, cultural) that interact with them. The PhD(NRES) promotes an integration of the linkages between social, ethical, political and cultural dimensions and an understanding of basic ecological, biological, and physical attributes of natural resources. Emphasis is placed upon the student to acquire an interdisciplinary base upon which to found a “disciplinary” area of concentration. Graduates from this program who have an area of concentration and a familiarity with how other disciplines can contribute toward solving environmental problems, should be capable of addressing
a variety of natural resources and environmental issues from a number of perspectives.

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Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences (MSc Program)
Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences (MCPS) is one stream of the Master of Science degree in the College of Science and Management. Thesis and project options are available. The thesis option has, as a substantial component, the completion of an original research program, culminating in the preparation of a thesis, and will prepare graduates for careers in research or for further academic study. The Project option provides training across disciplines particularly suitable to individuals with more defined career objectives, as well as provide a mechanism for non-traditional students (e.g. working students, teachers and professionals) to upgrade their skills. Students studying within the MCPS stream will, upon successful completion of the degree requirements outlined herein, obtain a MSc with one of the following study areas noted parenthetically on their transcript: Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics or any combination thereof.

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