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Forest Resources Management Major (Specialization in Community and Aboriginal Forestry)

The Specialization in Community and Aboriginal Forestry is designed to educate adaptable professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of forest management, an ability to acquire specific knowledge and skills as required, and the confidence to play a decision-making role in a wide variety of resource management situations with an emphasis on community forestry and working with Aboriginal peoples.

Students are provided with an introduction to the biological, physical, and social sciences upon which forest resource management is based, and a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and the ways in which they can be managed to yield a socially desirable mix of goods and services. Students will also gain an understanding of the political and socio-economic environment in which forestry is practiced; and an appreciation for the historical and ethical foundations of the profession.

Students Entering from Secondary School

First Year
ENGL 100-level 3
BIOL 111 and 1211 6
CHEM 121 (111) or PHYS 101 (100)2 4/3
ECON 101 3
FRST 100 3
FRST 2323 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 or 1904 3
APBI 200 3
Electives 3
Total Credits 30/31
Second Year
FOPR 264 4
FRST 370 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 201 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 211 3
FRST 231 3
FRST 239 3
Specialization-specific Elective5 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 31
FRST 3506,7 or FRST 3516,7 immediately preceding third year 2
Third Year
COMM 457 3
CONS 370 3
FRST 305 3
FRST 307 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 320 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 395 3
FRST 444 3
FRST 452 2
WOOD 461 3
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
COMM 329 3
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific Electives5 9
Total Credits 32
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level.
3 Students with strong computing skills, especially in the use of spreadsheets, can replace FRST 232 with 3 credits of electives, upon approval by the program director.
4 Students take MATH 180, 184, 190 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100, 102, or 104 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
5 Specialization-specific electives are to be chosen from the following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3), CONS 481 (3), FNLG 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3) FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (2), POLI 316A (3), SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3), WOOD 474 (2).
6 Credit will be given for only one of FRST 350 or FRST 351.
7 Students will be assigned to the most appropriate course based on their levels of forestry and field experience as determined by the course instructors.

Transfer Students

Students entering from first-year university or equivalent must complete all required first- and second-year courses that were not completed at their previous institution(s) before entering third year. The third- and fourth-year requirements are the same as listed above.

BC Forestry Technology Graduates

Students entering after graduating with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from an approved BC college or institute of technology will receive a one-year exemption. They will enter a special second-year program before proceeding to the regular program in Years Three and Four.

Second Year
ENGL 100-level 3
BIOL 111 and 1211 6
CHEM 111 or 121 or PHYS 100 or 1012 4/3
ECON 101 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 or 1903 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 270 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 30/31
FRST 351 immediately preceding third year 2
Third Year
COMM 457 3
CONS 370 3
FRST 231 3
FRST 305 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 395 3
FRST 444 3
WOOD 461 3
Total Credits 30
FRST 452 immediately following third year 2
Fourth Year
COMM 329 3
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific Electives4 9
Total Credits 30
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level.
3 Students may take MATH 180, 184, 190 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100, 102, or 104 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
4 Specialization specific electives are to be chosen from following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3), CONS 481 (3), FNLP 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3), FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (2), POLI 316A (3) SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3), WOOD 474 (2).

Minor in Commerce

Students who desire a stronger foundation in business may consider the Minor in Commerce. Upon successful completion of this minor program, the notation "Minor in Commerce" will be placed on the student's transcript.

Enrolment in this program is limited. Applications for admission can be obtained from the Faculty of Forestry Student Services and must be submitted by May 15. For an application to be considered, the student must be eligible for at least third-year standing in the Faculty (B.S.F. Forest Resources Management Major) with a cumulative average of at least 68% in the previous two years. Completion of ECON 101 (or ECON 310) and ECON 102 (or ECON 311) plus MATH 100 or 102 or 104 before applying. Meeting the stated minimum requirement does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

Students may require an additional term to complete the Minor in Commerce, although it is intended to be completed over two years.

For students entering the Faculty from secondary school, the program consists of 136 credits taken over four years. For those students entering the Faculty from first-year university (or its equivalent), or with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from a BC college or institute of technology, the program consists of 107 credits normally taken over a three-year period.

Students Entering from Secondary School

First Year
ENGL 100-level 3
BIOL 111 and 1211 6
CHEM 121 (111) or PHYS 101 (100)2 4/3
ECON 101 3
ECON 102 3
FRST 100 3
FRST 232 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 1043 3
Electives 3
Total Credits 30/31
FOPR 261 immediately preceding second year 2
Second Year
FOPR 262 3
FRST 270 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 201 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 211 3
FRST 231 3
FRST 239 3
Specialization-specific Elective4 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 30
FRST 351 immediately preceding third year 2
Third Year
COMM 329 3
COMM 398 or 458 3
COMM 457 3
COMM 465 3
CONS 370 3
FRST 305 3
FRST 307 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 320 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 395 3
WOOD 461 3
Total Credits 36
FRST 452 immediately following third year 2
Fourth Year
COMM 473 3
COMM 493 3
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 444 3
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific Electives4 6
Total Credits 33
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level.
3 Students may take MATH 180, 184 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100, 102 or 104 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
4 Specialization specific electives are to be chosen from following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3), CONS 481 (3), FNLG 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3), FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (2), POLI 316A (3) SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3), WOOD 474 (2).

Transfer Students

Students entering from first-year university or equivalent must complete all required first- and second-year courses that were not completed at their previous institution(s) before entering third year. The third- and fourth-year requirements are the same as listed above.

BC Forestry Technology Graduates

Students entering after graduating with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from an approved BC college or institute of technology will receive a one-year exemption. They will enter a special second year program before proceeding to the regular program in Years Three and Four.

Second Year
ENGL 100-level 3
BIOL 111 and 1211 6
CHEM 111 or 121 or PHYS 100 or 1012 4/3
ECON 101 3
ECON 102 3
MATH 100 or 102 or 1043 3
FRST 200 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 270 3
Total Credits 30/31
Third Year
COMM 329 3
COMM 398 or 458 3
COMM 457 3
COMM 465 3
CONS 200 3
CONS 370 3
FRST 231 3
FRST 305 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 395 3
FRST 444 3
WOOD 461 3
Total Credits 36
FRST 452 immediately following third year 2
Fourth Year
COMM 473 3
COMM 493 3
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific Electives4 9
Total Credits 33
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives.
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level.
3 Students may take MATH 180, 184 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100, 102 or 104 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements.
4 Specialization specific electives are to be chosen from following: ANTH 201A (3), ANTH 220 (3), CONS 340 (3), CONS 481 (3), ), FNLG 101B (3), FNSP 210 (3), FRST 339 (3), FRST 386 (3), FRST 439 (3), FRST 470 (3), FRST 490 (3), LAW 200 (3), LAW 395A (2), POLI 316A (3) SOCI 201A (3), SOCI 220 (3), SOCI 360A (3), WOOD 474 (2).

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