Though it may not look like it on the surface, UNBC has a broad range of course offerings that are relevant to food systems (local and global) and agriculture. Below is a comprehensive list of these courses.
Please refer to the current Academic Calendar for the most current course information as these courses are subject to change.
Professional Agrologist Designation
In 2012, the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) did a review of UNBC courses to determine which courses could be credits towards a PAg designation. the BCIA credential committee reviewed courses and classified the courses into three categories: 1) acceptable for consideration, 2) unacceptable for consideration, and 3) subject to further review by BCIA for consideration. While many courses mau individually contribute as eligible courses towards a PAg designation, the "collective" intent of the degree must be within the scope of the field of agrology.
The BCIA defines agrology as the use of agricultural and natural sciences and agricultural and resource economics, including collecting or analyzing data or carrying out research or assessments, to design, evaluate, advise on, direct or otherwise provide professional support to:
- the cultivation, production, improvement, processing or marketing of aquatic or terrestrial plants or animals, or
- the classification, management, use, conservation, protection, restoration, reclamation or enhancement of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems that are affected by, sustain, or have the potential to sustain the cultivation or production of aquatic or terrestrial plants or animals.