Information for Transfer Students

Students transferring to the BSc Natural Resources Management, major in Outdoor Recreation Conservation, or the BA in Nature Based Tourism Management at UNBC generally need to have the courses from their College or University articulated on a case-by-case basis to UNBC courses. Usually university-level courses are given equivalent credit at UNBC. The BC Government maintains a website to help students figure out existing transfer agreements - this is a good place to start. Check the online guide to see what transfer agreements are in place. *Note that our former program name was Resource Recreation and Tourism (RRT) - you may still see transfers to UNBC RRT courses - but look for transfers to ORTM courses.

Students who have completed a two- or three-year diploma receive specific amounts of credit for that diploma (see below). Although the amount of transfer credit that a student receives is important, of equal importance are the specific courses that students still need to take to complete their chosen degree.

Students transferring from diploma programs into the BA in Nature Based Tourism Management

2+2 Diploma Completion Program

This 60-credit-hour program of study is available only to students with a 2-year diploma in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Tourism, Sport or Recreation Studies, Commerce, Geography, or equivalent, and a minimum of a 2.00 Cumulative GPA.

Degree requirements:  Two-year Diploma in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Tourism, Sport or Recreation Studies, Geography, or equivalent, with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00, plus (a) 42 credit hours of required courses; (b) 18 credit hours in an Area of Specialization; and (c) elective credit hours in any subject as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours (minimum 30 upper-division credit hours) at UNBC. Click here for more information:

https://www.unbc.ca/calendar/undergraduate/nature-based-tourism-management-ba-program#NatureBasedTourism%20Management%20Diploma%20Completion

Students transferring from diploma programs into the BSc Natural Resources Management, Major in Outdoor Recreation Conservation

In order to facilitate transfer from diploma programs into UNBC's BSc NRM, major in Outdoor Recreation Conservation, we continue to develop block transfer agreements for specific diplomas. As these agreements are completed, they will be listed on this page. Each agreement states the number of total transfer credits that will be awarded, and provides a list of required courses that must still be fulfilled in order to meet the requirements of the BSc NRM, major in Outdoor Recreation Conservation.

BC Colleges

College of New Caledonia - Natural Resource and Environmental Technician, in progress

Selkirk College - Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology Diploma

Other Institutions

Sault College - Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician

Yukon College - Renewable Resource Management Diploma, in progress

Transfer Student Profiles

Courtney graduated with a Tourism Management Diploma from Capilano University in December 2007 and transferred to ORTM. She graduated less than two years later in December 2009

Dan came to us after completing a Forest Technicians diploma …but was keen to switch to the ORTM BSc in Natural Resources with a Major in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation. Looking at Dan’s transcript it was easy to see he had completed many of the 1st and 2nd year natural resource requirements common to both degrees… this meant Dan just needed to supplement his course work at the lower levels with the specific outdoor recreation courses – then he could move quickly into his upper level studies. Dan graduated from the program and now works as a recreation planner.