Major in Wildland Conservation and Recreation

Lower-Division Requirements

100 Level

BIOL 103-3  Introductory Biology I
BIOL 104-3 Introductory Biology II
BIOL 123-1 Introductory Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 124-1 Introductory Biology II Laboratory
CHEM 100-3 General Chemistry I
ENVS 101-3 Introduction to Environmental Citizenship
FNST 100-3 The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
NREM 100-3 * Field Skills
ORTM 100-3 Foundations of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

* Note: Applications for exemption from NREM 100-3 must be made within the first year of study in this major. 

200 Level

BIOL 201-3 Ecology
FSTY 201-3 Forest Plant Systems
or BIOL 301-3 Systematic Botany
NREM 204-3 Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries
NREM 209-3 The Practice of Conservation (new course)
ORTM 200-3 Sustainable Recreation and Tourism
ORTM 205-3 Outdoor Skills and Leadership
STAT 240-3 Basic Statistics

Upper-Division Requirements

300 Level

ENPL 304-3 Mediation, Negotiation and Public Participation
or ENVS 326-3 Natural Resources, Environmental Issues and Public Engagement
GEOG 300-3 Geographic Information Systems
NREM 303-3 Aboriginal Perspectives on Land and Resource Management
ORTM 305-3 Protected Area Planning and Management
ORTM 300-3 Recreation and Tourism Impacts
ORTM 332-3 Outdoor, Environmental and Experiential Education
ORTM 333-3 Field School

Two of:

BIOL 302-3 Limnology
BIOL 304-3 Plants, Society and the Environment
BIOL 307-3 Ichthyology and Herpetology
BIOL 308-3 Ornithology and Mammalogy
BIOL 318-3 Fungi and Lichens
BIOL 322-3 Entomology
BIOL 323-3 Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 333-3 Field School
BIOL 350-3 Ethnobotany
NREM 333-3 Field Applications in Resource Management

400 Level

BIOL 411-3 Conservation Biology
GEOG 413-3 Advanced GIS
or BIOL 325-3 Ecological Analysis
NREM 400-4 Natural Resources Planning
NREM 409-3 Conservation Planning (new course)
ORTM 400-3 Conservation Area Design and Management

Two of:

ORTM 306-3 Indigenous Tourism and Recreation
ORTM 403-3 International Dimensions of Resource Recreation and Tourism
ORTM 407-3 Recreation, Tourism and Communities
ORTM 408-3 The Psychology of Recreation and Tourism
ORTM 409-3 Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities

One of:

BIOL 402-3 Aquatic Plants
BIOL 404-3 Plant Ecology
BIOL 406-3 * Fish Ecology
BIOL 410-3 * Population and Community Ecology
BIOL 412-3 * Wildlife Ecology
BIOL 420-3 * Animal Behaviour
BIOL 421-3 Insects, Fungi and Society

One of:

BIOL 409-3 Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems (new course)
BIOL 413-3 * Wildlife Management
BIOL 414-3 * Fisheries Management
NREM 413-3 Agroforestry

* Prerequisites for these courses may be met by the appropriate selection of courses in options listed in the “Two of” and “One of” lists above.

Elective Requirements

Elective credit hours as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.

BSc Honours

Conservation Science and Practice - Wildland Conservation and Recreation

The Honours in Conservation Science and Practice (Wildland Conservation and Recreation) offers students a higher level of education and substantial research experience for proceeding to post-graduate studies.

To enter the Honours Program, students must have completed 60 credit hours and obtained a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.33. Attaining the minimum requirement does not guarantee entry into the Honours Program, which will be at the discretion of the Conservation Science and Practice Curriculum Committee. Maintenance of a Cumulative GPA of 3.33 is required to remain in the Honours Program.

Honours students are required to complete the degree requirements for the BSc Conservation Science and Practice (Wildland Conservation and Recreation). In addition, each student must also complete an additional 6 credit hours in the form of an undergraduate thesis (normally NRES 430-6) under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are responsible to find their own undergraduate thesis research supervisor. Faculty members are under no obligation to supervise Honours students.