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Conservation Science and Practice

Address the contemporary challenges that face the sustainable use and conservation of our environment to ensure healthy ecosystems for future generations.

This degree builds your knowledge to enter a solutions-based career as a conservation professional who contributes to solving today’s conservation and management problems.

Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Campus
Prince George
Credits
120 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Faculty Supervised Research,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Yes
Intakes
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

A Conservation Science and Practice degree provides you with the philosophical foundation, scientific theory, and technical skills to address the challenge of maintaining the functioning of ecosystems across developed, developing and still wild landscapes.

While pursuing a BSc in Conservation Science and Practice you will focus on understanding and navigating contemporary sustainability and environmental challenges.

Choose one of two majors – Wildland Conservation and Recreation and Landscape Conservation and Management. 

Topics of study in Wildland Conservation and Recreation include the promotion of and advocacy for conservation; integrated management of legally designated parks and protected areas; conservation area design; and human activities across these areas.

Landscape Conservation and Study focuses on integrated landscapes that support a wide variety of values and activities including the maintenance of biodiversity, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, ecosystem services and resource extraction.  
 

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Career Paths

  • Wildlife conservationist
  • Sustainability director
The Conservation Science and Practice degree equips you with the knowledge to enter a solutions-based career that actively contributes to solving today’s conservation and management problems.

Why at UNBC

  • Develop the necessary skills to identify, plan, monitor, and manage conservation values within the parks, recreation and tourism sectors
  • Gain a deeper knowledge in informing policy, conducting citizen science, restoration, systematic conservation planning, multi-criteria decision analysis and risk assessment
  • Integrates economic and social benefits through the goal of sustainable development of resources

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Admission Requirements

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

High School Admission Requirements (Applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 60%)
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course 
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Other requirements: Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy & Physiology 12**
**Anatomy & Physiology 12 can be counted as one of the Approved Academic Grade 12 courses.

International Admission Requirements

International Student Requirements

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,530 $22,020
Student Fees* $990 $1,680
Books* $1,600 $1,600

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid

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Phone: 250-960-6306

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