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Sciences and Environment

Thompson Rivers University
Location: Kamloops

Program description

TRUBachelor of Natural Resource Science

In a world where specialization is the norm in university training for careers in the natural science professions, the demand from industry and government agencies is increasingly for professionals who are generalists. The BNRS program addresses this need by providing a course of study that is unique in its scope and purpose. The program consists of 120 credit which can be completed in four or five years on a full-time basis or up 7 years on a part-time basis once admitted to the program.

The purpose of the BNRS degree program is to prepare students for careers in a wide range of natural resource sector jobs and for further academic study in graduate school. The program goals are met by providing a unique combination of courses covering biology, ecology, scientific methods, and sector-specific resource management skills in a cooperative education format. Students will learn problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and integration of various disciplines in both an independent and team environment.

By understanding the scientific, economic, and social basis of natural resource issues, graduates of the program will be able to effectively interface between diverse interest groups, all having a stake in how our terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are managed.

Courses and field work dealing with management of the various sectors give students technical skills in a wide variety of management disciplines Upon graduation, students will have acquired a wide range of technical abilities in assessing the status of ecosystems. This assessment covers aspects such as forestry, fisheries, range and wildlife management.

Bachelor of Science Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program is a rigorous program that provides students with both depth and breadth in their science education, emphasizes the acquisition of communication skills and promotes computer literacy. The program also provides flexibility so that students may pursue interests in disciplines outside their area of specialization. TRU offers three routes to a Bachelor of Science degree: a Majors Program in a specific discipline or disciplines, an Honours Program in a specific discipline (currently only available in Biology), or a General Science Degree Program.

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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University (TRU), is a public, degree-granting institution with both university and college programs. More than 100 Master and Bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates are available, along with English language programs. Nowhere in Canada has the evolution of post-secondary...

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Thompson Rivers University

900 McGill Road
V2C 5N3 Kamloops, BC