New UBC forestry undergraduate program: Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry
November 1, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

UBC Forestry is introducing exciting changes to its undergraduate programs by introducing a new ‘Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources’ starting in fall 2024. Five of the Faculty of Forestry’s current degree programs are being unified into one degree, with students choosing from six majors, each providing a well-rounded education in unique fields of Natural Resource studies. Students will all take a common first year, with some course selection freedom to obtain prerequisites for potential majors, and then have the opportunity to select a major in second year in bioeconomy sciences and technology, conservation, forest management, forest operations, forest sciences, or wood products. Two new first year courses will introduce students to some of the most wicked environmental problems facing humanity such as climate change, catastrophic fires and floods, resource over-exploitation, food insecurity and poverty, and will show how these sorts of challenges, are interdisciplinary needing innovative ecological, social and entrepreneurial solutions.

Original July 6, 2023 press release here 

Q&A with Associate Dean for Students in the Faculty of Forestry, Scott Hinch

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