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Conservation Science and Practice: Bachelor of Science Degree - Major or Honours


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Co-Op

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UNBC about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6750 per year (domestic students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1600 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UNBC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice


Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline is March 1 for the September and May entry, and November 1 for the January entry. Students are encouraged to apply early in advance of application deadlines. Deadlines are subject to change and may be extended.

 Program-Entry Date

Deadline for Domestic Students

Deadline for International Students

May Semester

March 1

Note*

September Semester

March 1

March 1

January Semester

November 1

June 1


Note(*): applications are not encouraged for the May semester from international students, unless applicants are transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.


Application Fee: $35.70 (domestic students); $125 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

For BC High School Graduates:

Academic (minimum grade in brackets)

High school graduation, including the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Pre-calculus 12 (60%)
  • two academic Grade 12 courses*
  • a fifth Grade 12 course** (academic or elective, whichever has the highest grade) 
  • at least a 65% average

Footnotes:
(*) two approved academic Grade 12 courses = to be selected from courses with check marks in the 'Approved Academic Course Column' in the Approved BC High School Courses (PDF). Note that Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy & Physiology 12 is recommended, because it is a prerequisite for course registration and degree completion purposes. Prerequisite = Course that must be successfully completed prior to registering in a given course. 

(**) A fifth Grade 12 course = to be selected from courses with check marks in either the 'Approved Academic Course column' or 'Approved Non-academic (5th) Course column' in Approved BC High School Courses (PDF).

Admission Advice

1. If you have studied outside of BC in other Canadian provinces, approved course list can be found here. Verify alternative prerequisites directly with UNBC's Future Student's Office

2. Admission Average = for all provinces, the best grade of the five required grade 12 courses will be used. 

3. Students in other admission categories (eg - Admission from other Post-Secondary Institutions and Special Entry) should refer to the UNBC Admissions page


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UNBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission (i.e. within two years of application)
  • Completed 2 full years of full-time post-secondary level studies (or equivalent) at a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • A 70% final grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • TOEFL internet-based score of 90, with no sub-score less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A final grade of 2.00 ("C") or better in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 and English Language Studies 170.
  • A final grade of 2.00 ("C") or better in an articulated BCCAT EAP 4 program.
  • A final grade of 2 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition or AP Literature & Composition
  • A final grade of 3 or better in International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher or subsidiary level)
  • MELAB score of 80, with a minimum 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) with a grade of ("B") or better
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 65 overall score, with 60 reading, 60 writing, 60 listening, and 60 speaking 

Note:
1. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from English language requirement for admission. 

2. Click here for a full list of ways to meet the English language proficiency requirement.  

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UNBC. If your first language is not English, you must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the use of English to participate in classroom instruction and discussion as well as complete written assignments. See English Language Requirements for full details.

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Details on admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates can be found here.

 

Out-of-Province

Details on admission requirements for students from other Canadian provinces are found here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student, please check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student, please check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission, please check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Information for other Admission Categories is found here.

These categories include:

  • Mature Student Entry
  • Interest Only (ie-taking courses for credit but not a credential)
  • Special Entry
  • Audit Only (ie-taking courses but not for credit)
  • Studying at UNBC as a Visiting Student
  • Dual High School/University Credit

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

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