Bachelor of Science - Wildland Conservation and Recreation

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

The following topics will be covered in Wildland Conservation and Recreation:

  • conservation promotion and advocacy
  • integrated management of legally designated parks and protected areas conservation area
  • design human activities in these areas

Our degree equips students with the philosophical underpinnings, scientific theory, and technical skills needed to address the challenge of maintaining functioning ecosystems across developed, developing, and still wild landscapes.

Experiential learning is integrated into the classroom through case studies, practical projects, and applied field techniques, as well as through field schools, faculty-supervised research, and undergraduate research.

Program structure

Lower Division

100 Level

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Environmental Citizenship
  • The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Field Skills
  • Foundations of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

200 Level

  • Ecology
  • Forest Plant Systems
  • Systematic Botany
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries
  • The Practice of Conservation
  • Sustainable Recreation and Tourism
  • Outdoor Skills and Leadership
  • Basic Statistics

Upper Division

300 Level

  • Mediation, Negotiation and Public Participation
  • 3 Public Engagement for Sustainability
  • Intermediate GIS
  • Aboriginal Perspectives on Land and Resource Management
  • Recreation and Tourism Impacts
  • Protected Area Planning and Management
  • Outdoor, Environmental and Experiential Education
  • Field School

Two of the following:

  • Limnology
  • Plants, Society and the Environment
  • Ichthyology and Herpetology
  • Ornithology and Mammalogy
  • Fungi and Lichens
  • Entomology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Field School
  • Ethnobotany
  • Field Applications in Resource Management

400 Level

  • Conservation Biology
  • Natural Resources Planning
  • Conservation Planning
  • Conservation Area Design and Management

Two of the following:

  • Land Relations and Communities in Recreation and Tourism
  • The Culture of Adventure
  • Leadership Praxis
  • Critical Approaches to Outdoor Recreation Activities
  • Field School II
  • Internship
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • One of the following:
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Plant Ecology
  • Fish Ecology
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Insects, Fungi and Society

One of the following:

  • Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Wildlife Management
  • Fisheries Management
  • Agroforestry


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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