UBC Forestry Transfer Programs with Colleges in British Columbia

The Faculty of Forestry has developed relationships with colleges throughout BC that specialize in undergraduate science programs and technical forestry. This provides the opportunity for students to study at their local community college first and then transfer to UBC after completing requirements agreed to UBC Forestry and its partner institution.

Coast Mountain College

In order to be considered as a transfer student, applicants will need to have completed a minimum of 24 credits of postsecondary work. UBC will calculate applicants’ admission GPA on the most recent 30 credits of postsecondary work. Successful candidates will be required to have a 62% overall GPA or higher in order to be admitted. Students in the Applied Coastal Ecology program at Coast Mountain College may be granted a block transfer to the UBC Faculty of Forestry Natural Resources Conservation program after completing 30 credits of eligible courses. Learn more on the Coast Mountain College website.

Native Education College – Certificate in Indigenous Land Stewardship

Students studying Indigenous Land Stewardship at the Native Education College (NEC) in Vancouver can now transfer their certificate into three different programs offered by UBC’s Faculty of Forestry. This partnership agreement allows students to count the NEC Certificate in Indigenous Land Stewardship certificate from NEC towards an undergraduate degree in one of three programs: Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources; Bachelor of Urban Forestry; or a Bachelor of Indigenous Land Stewardship. Visit the NEC website for more information.

Thompson River University – Forestry University Transfer Program

Students can start on their forestry degree by completing the first two years of the University of British Columbia’s four-year forestry degree program at TRU. A general year of forestry is followed in second year by forest resource management, forest operations, forest science and natural resource conservation. With a grade point average of at least 2.50 in the required courses you are eligible to apply for admission to the UBC Faculty of Forestry. Learn more on the Thompson River University website.

UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Program

The UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia and Langara College that offers Indigenous students a clear pathway to a UBC degree. Through the Partnership, you’ll gain access to scholarships and awards, personalized advisor and faculty guidance, and the academic and personal preparation required to successfully transition from Langara to life on UBC’s Vancouver campus. For more information visit UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Program.

UBC Okanagan Aboriginal Access Program

Aboriginal Access Studies is an entrance program that prepares and transitions Indigenous learners into degree programs at UBC. The program combines both academic and non-academic activities to form a rich, full-time schedule in a supportive university setting. Students would be able to transition from the program into one of three UBC Forestry degrees. Learn more on the UBC-O Aboriginal Access Studies website.

Vancouver Island University – Forest Resources Technology Diploma

Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers the equivalent of the first two years of the University of British Columbia Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources program, with a Majorin Forest Management. After completion of their 2nd year of study at VIU, students can transfer directly into the 3rd year of the UBC 4–year undergraduate degree program. Learn more on the VIU Forestry Resources Technology Diploma website.