This degree helps you to develop the skills to play an active role in protecting and managing our natural environments, such as wildlife, forests, rivers, oceans, and land.

Why choose a BSc in Natural Resources Conservation?

By gaining an understanding of how to balance social, economic, cultural, and aesthetic issues, this multidisciplinary degree will help you shape our future and our planet. Core subjects include biodiversity and sustainability, resource socio-economics and policy, ecology and conservation biology, and land-use planning.

There are two majors to choose from:

  • The Science and Management Major provides a rigorous education in natural sciences and a strong focus on solving conservation issues. Graduates have the opportunity to become a Registered Professional Biologist or Forester.
  • The second major is The Global Perspectives Major which helps you gain international experience in policy and planning and prepares you for work overseas. You will also have the opportunity to gain international experience during your studies.

Core subjects will include:

  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Biodiversity and sustainability
  • Geomatics
  • Resource socio-economics and policy
  • Land-use planning and land stewardship

Dual Degree Option

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation (Sciences & Management Major) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary Biological Sciences) in 5 years, or a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation and a Master of Management in 4.5 years with the Forestry Dual Degree program.

Land One Option

The Land One program is a great option for first year students who want a smaller classroom experience. Learn about forest management and food security in a tight-knit cohort environment.

Co-op Option

Gain paid work experience related to your degree and acquire the experience necessary to launch your career with our Forestry Co-op Program.