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Forest Resources Management Major (Specialization in Integrated Resource Management)

The Specialization in Integrated Resource Management is designed to educate adaptable professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, 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.

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
APBI 200 3
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
Electives 3
Total Credits 30/31
Second Year
CONS 200 3
FOPR 264 4
FRST 200 3
FRST 201 3
FRST 210 3
FRST 211 3
FRST 231 3
FRST 239 3
Electives 6
Total Credits 31
FRST 3505, 6 or FRST 3515, 6 immediately preceding third year 2
Third Year
FRST 305 3
FRST 307 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 320 3
FRST 339 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 386 3
FRST 395 3
FRST 452 2
WOOD 461 3
Specialization-specific elective7 3
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific electives7 6
Electives 6
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 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 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.
5 Credit will be given for only one of FRST 350 or FRST 351.
6 Students will be assigned to the most appropriate course based on their levels of forestry and field experience as determined by the course instructors.
7 Specialization-specific electives are to be chosen from the Specialization-specific Elective pool: APBI 244/GEOB 204 (3); CONS 340 (3), 370 (3), 415 (3), 481 (3); FOPR 362 (3); FRST 270 (3), 302 (3), 404 (4), 427 (3), 439 (3), 443 (3), 491 (3); WOOD 474 (2), 492 (3).

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
APBI 200 3
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 231 3
Total Credits 30/31
FRST 351 immediately preceding third year 2
Third Year
CONS 200 3
FRST 305 3
FRST 318 3
FRST 339 3
FRST 385 3
FRST 386 3
FRST 395 3
WOOD 461 3
Elective 3
Specialization-specific elective4 3
Total Credits 30
FRST 452 immediately following third year 2
Fourth Year
FRST 415 3
FRST 424 10
FRST 497 2
WOOD 465 3
Specialization-specific electives4 6
Electives 6
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 the following: APBI 244/GEOB 204 (3); CONS 340 (3), 370 (3), 481 (3); FOPR 362 (3); FRST 302 (3), 404 (4), 427 (3), 439 (3), 443 (3), 491 (3); WOOD 474 (2), 492 (3).

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