Kathy Lewis,Professor and Chair
Annie Booth, Professor
Philip Burton, Professor
Mark Dale, Professor
Russell Dawson, Professor
Dezene Huber, Professor
Chris Johnson, Professor
Hugues Massicotte, Professor
Bill McGill, Professor
Ken Otter, Professor
Mark Shrimpton, Professor
Ché Elkin, Associate Professor, and FRBC/Slocan Mixed Wood Ecology Chair (Ecosystem Science and Management)
Scott Green, Associate Professor
Brent Murray, Associate Professor
Oscar Venter, Associate Professor, and Forest Renewal BC Endowed Chair in Growth and Yield and Forest Valuations
Erin Baerwald, Assistant Professor
Heather Bryan, Assistant Professor
Eduardo Martins, Assistant Professor
Lisa Poirier, Assistant Professor
Jenia Blair, Senior Lab Instructor
Saphida Migabo, Senior Lab Instructor
Roy Rea, Senior Lab Instructor
Doug Heard, Adjunct Professor
John Pousette, Adjunct Professor
Jeanne Robert, Adjunct Professor
Mark Thompson, Adjunct Professor
The BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries provides students with a solid foundation in wildlife and fisheries biology, with considerable indoor and outdoor laboratory experience. It exposes students to an integrated approach to resource issues that confront today's professionals. The combination of theoretical and applied ecology with practical labs and exercises in the Wildlife and Fisheries degree gives students the background to pursue post-graduate studies and public- and private-sector employment in the wildlife or fisheries professions. Students completing all courses in the Wildlife and Fisheries degree meet the education requirements for eligibility as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) in BC.
Students are required to take 24 Biology and Natural Resources Management courses. Of these, 15 courses (45-46 credit hours) must be at the upper-division level.
The minimum requirement for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries is 123 credit hours.
Lower Division Requirements
|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|
|CHEM 101-3||General Chemistry II|
|CHEM 120-1||General Chemistry Lab I|
|CHEM 121-1||General Chemistry Lab II|
|MATH 152-3||Calculus for Non-majors|
|NREM 100-3*||Field Skills|
|NREM 101-3||Introduction to Natural Resources Management and Conservation|
|NRES 100-3||Communications in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies|
|?????or ENGL 170-3||Writing and Communication Skills|
|PHYS 100-4||Introduction to Physics I|
|? ? ?or?PHYS 115-4||General Introduction to Physics|
Applications for exemption from NREM 100-3 must be made within the first year of study in this degree.
|CHEM 220-3||Organic and Biochemistry|
|FSTY 201-3||Forest Plant Systems|
???? or BIOL 301-3
|FSTY 205-3||Introduction to Soil Science|
Terrestrial Ecological Classification?
|GEOG 204-3||Introduction to GIS|
|NREM 204-3||Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries|
|STAT 240-3||Basic Statistics|
Two of the following:
|BIOL 202-3||Invertebrate Zoology|
|BIOL 204-3||Plant Biology|
|GEOG 210-3||Introduction to Earth Science|
|NREM 210-4||Integrated Resource Management|
Upper Division Requirement
|BIOL 307-3||Ichthyology and Herpetology|
|BIOL 308-3||Ornithology and Mammalogy|
|BIOL 315-3||Animal Diseases and Parasites|
|BIOL 323-3||Evolutionary Biology|
|BIOL 325-3||Ecological Analyses|
|ENPL 305-3||Environmental Impact Assessment|
???? or ENVS 326-3
Natural Resources, Environmental Issues and Public Engagement?
|?????or ENVS?414-3||Environmental and Professional Ethics|
|NREM 303-3||Aboriginal Perspectives on Land and Resource Management|
|?????or NREM 306-3||Society, Policy and Administration|
|BIOL 402-3||Aquatic Plants|
|?????or BIOL 404-3||Plant Ecology|
|BIOL 406-3||Fish Ecology|
|BIOL 410-3||Population and Community Ecology|
|BIOL 411-3||Conservation Biology|
|BIOL 412-3||Wildlife Ecology|
|BIOL 413-3||Wildlife Management|
|BIOL 414-3||Fisheries Management|
|NREM 400-4||Natural Resources Planning|
? ? or NREM 333-3
Field Applications in Resource Management?
|?????or NREM 410-3||Watershed Management|
|? ? ?or BIOL 409-3||Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems|
Elective credit hours as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 123 credit hours.
BSc Honours - Wildlife and Fisheries
The Honours in Wildlife and Fisheries recognizes undergraduate students who both excel at their studies and who complete an undergraduate thesis (normally NRES 430-6).
To enter the Honours Program, students must have completed 60 credit hours and obtained a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.33. Attaining the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee entry into the Honours Program, which is at the discretion of the Ecosystem Science and Management Program.? 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 in Wildlife and Fisheries. ?Each student also must complete a 6-credit Undergraduate Thesis (as part of their elective credits) 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.