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Bachelor of Science in Conservation Science and Practice



¿Qué aprenderé?

Ecological systems underpin human well-being in many ways from art and culture to food security. Conservation professionals work to ensure that ecosystems continue to provide these values for future generations. However, we are facing an increasingly complex set of challenges as human populations and resource development increase and the global climate changes. Meeting these challenges requires an integration of human and ecological values across a broad range of ecosystems at increasingly larger spatial and temporal scales.

Students pursuing a BSc in Conservation Science and Practice focus on understanding and addressing the contemporary challenges facing the sustainable use and conservation of our environment. Navigating these challenges requires a strong scientific foundation, including the necessary appreciation for both the natural and human dimensions of conservation and management. This degree equips students with the knowledge to enter a solutions-based career that actively contributes to solving today’s conservation and management problems. Our goal is to provide students with the philosophical foundation, scientific theory, and technical skills to address the challenge of maintaining the functioning of ecosystems across developed, developing and still-wild landscapes.

The major in Wildland Conservation and Recreation focuses on portions of the landscape where conservation values, including recreation and aesthetic values, are the priority land-use activities, and where these activities intersect with other values, priorities, and uses. Topics of study include: the promotion of and advocacy for conservation; integrated management of legally designated parks and protected areas; conservation area design; and human activities across these areas, including recreation, ecotourism and the associated positive and negative impacts on ecological integrity. Students develop the skills necessary to identify, plan, monitor, and manage conservation values within the parks, recreation and tourism sectors.

The major in Landscape Conservation and Management focuses on natural and human-modified systems across broad spatial scales. The emphasis in this major is on integrated landscapes that support a wide variety of values and activities, including the maintenance of biodiversity, the rights and practices of Indigenous Peoples, ecosystem services, and resource extraction. Courses in this major consider human activities across a range of ecological scales but with an emphasis on landscape and ecosystem-level processes. Graduates from the major develop the skills to work with cutting-edge tools and data that are necessary for the planning and management of multiple values across space and time.


  • Wildland Conservation and Recreation
  • Landscape Conservation and Management

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Environment

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$23.818,20 (US$ 17.769) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

1 March 2023, 1 November 2023

Fecha de inicio

1 Mayo 2023, 6 Septiembre 2023, 3 Enero 2024


University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George Campus,

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V2N 4Z9, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants to the BEd Secondary Years stream must have completed a four-year (minimum 120 credit hours) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution. A minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) in the most recent 60 credit hours of transferable post-secondary coursework

Para estudiantes internacionales

Entry requirements may vary from country to country, Students who complete their studies at an appropriate high school and/or recognized post-secondary institution will be considered for admission.

English language requirement:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; score of at least 230 in the computer-based test or at least 570 in the paper-based test.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules;
  • Duolingo English Test score of 105 or higher;
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of at least 80, with a minimum of 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale;
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE (Computer Edition) Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60;
  • A grade of B or better on Cambridge English Qualification C1 Advanced;
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Deadline: September intake: March 1; January intake: June 1.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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Inspirando a los líderes del mañana influyendo en el mundo de hoy.

  • Campus en Prince George, Columbia Británica del Norte
  • Sol durante 299 días al año
  • Proporción de estudiantes por docente de 13 a 1
  • 1 de cada 4 estudiantes recibe ayuda económica cada año

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