Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Science

Natural Resource Science

Natural Resource Sciences

Natural Resource Science

Welcome to the website for the Department of Natural Resource Sciences!
We are located at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in the City of Kamloops, in south-central British Columbia, Canada. Our department offers several programs of study in the field of natural resource sciences, and our faculty are engaged in a wide variety of exciting research initiatives. Natural resource science and management is an important issue facing society, and our department prepares students for careers in this exciting area of study. An outline of the website is provided to help you easily find the information you need.

What exactly is 'natural resource science'?
To start with, the 'natural resources' include water, forests, rangeland, soil, minerals, fisheries and wildlife. Natural resource science, therefore, is the application of scientific principles and knowledge towards a better understanding and management of these resources.

If you are a prospective student, and you are interested in the outdoors, wildlife, forests, ranching, or any of the other related fields, then you will want to look at our program information. Our department and courses provide students with a very broad and solid background in the wide variety of areas relating to the natural resources. Because of this, our students also are able to enter a wide range of career paths upon graduation, such as wildlife biology and management, fire management, range management, fisheries research, teaching, forestry, interpretation and guiding, or even further work at universities!

This website also contains information on our instructors and their specializations, and what life is like as a student in Natural Resource Sciences. Tuition at TRU and the cost of living in Kamloops are quite inexpensive compared to elsewhere, and students in our department benefit from easy access to our faculty. Studying in our department means your instructors know your name, and you are able to get one-on-one assistance when you need it. We also place a high emphasis on field work, so you have many opportunities to escape from the classroom!

Questions? Send us an e-mail at or call us at 250-828-5467.