Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Forestry Transfer Program

TRU Forestry Program

TRU Forestry Transfer Program

Thompson Rivers University Forestry Program

Forestry Transfer

The Faculty of Forestry at UBC offers four-year degree programs of undergraduate study in five areas of forestry: Forest Resource Management, Forest Operations, Forest Science, Wood Science and Industry, and Natural Resource Conservation.

The first two years are designed to prepare students for entry into the profession of forestry and the last two years for careers in a specialized field.

TRU offers the first general year of Forestry and the second year of Forest Resource Management, Forest Science, Natural Resource Conservation, and Forest Operations.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the TRU Forestry Program and to be eligible to apply for admission to UBC, students must satisfy the following entrance requirements:

The minimum prerequisites are:

  • Grade 12 graduation (or equivalent)
  • Math 12
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11 (all three strongly recommended)
  • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12
  • Biology 11 is the minimum requirement for entry into BIOL 1110 at TRU

Applications must be received no later than April 15. Applications received after the deadline will be processed only if space in the program remains.

Transfer to UBC

Students who have completed the required first or second year courses with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.50 are eligible to apply for admission to the UBC Faculty of Forestry. The GPA is calculated over all attempts (including failures) in all courses. Admission to the Faculty of Forestry may be competitive and chances of acceptance increase with GPA standing.

Application procedure

Admissions encourages you to submit an Application for Admission form and related documentation as soon as you complete the requirements. However, the minimum documentation which will be accepted is as follows:

Documentation required

The following documentation is necessary to verify admission:

  • Proof of Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status if applicant not born in Canada
  • Official transcripts of previous secondary and post-secondary education record
  • The $27.03 Application Processing Fee if you have never attended TRU before
  • A completed Application for Admission form
  • A copy of your official interim or final grades
Registration fee

You will be notified in writing by Admissions if you have been accepted into the program. Once admitted, you should be prepared to pay a commitment fee equal to a maximum of your first semester fees as early as June in order to secure your seat.

Prior to registration, you will be asked to arrange a meeting with the Program Coordinator 250-828-5467, to discuss course requirements.


Course Requirements for Forest Resource Management

 First year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
COMP 1350 ENGL 1110 OR 1210
ENGL 1100 OR 1110 FRST 1000
FRST 1120 FRST 1220
MATH 1140 OR 1550 MATH 1240 OR 1250
 Second year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
CHEM 1100/1110 OR * CHEM 1200/1210 OR *
PHYS 1100/1150 PHYS 1200/1250
ECON 1900 ECON 1950
FRST 2100 FRST 2000
FRST 2200 FRST 2110
STAT 2000 FRST 2630
ELECTIVE GEOG 1220
  ELECTIVE

* Select the subject nor taken at Grade 12
** Frst 2210 is taken in year 3 at UBC

 Students entering from first-year science

Students may elect to enter second year Forest Resource Management upon completing a first year science program at TRU, or its equivalent. Applicants must have completed:

  • BIOL 1110/1210
  • CHEM 1100/1200 OR 1110/1210 OR PHYS 1100/1200 OR 1150/1250
  • ENGL 1100/1110/1210 (ANY TWO)
  • MATH 1140/1240
  • STAT 2000
Second Year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
COMP 1350 ECON 1950
ECON 1900 FRST 1000
FRST 1120 FRST 1220
FRST 2000 FRST 2110
FRST 2100 FRST 2200
GEOG 1220 FRST 2630

Course Requirements for Forest Science

 First year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
CHEM 1100/1100 CHEM 1200/1210
ENGL 1100/1110 ENGL 1110/1210
MATH 1140/1150 FRST 1000
PHYS 1100/1150 MATH 1240 OR 1250
  PHYS 1200/1250*

* Physics is not required if taken in Grade 12.

 Second year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 2130 BIOL 3130
CHEM 2120 CHEM 2220
COMP 1350 FRST 1220
FRST 1120 FRST 2000
FRST 2100 FRST 2200
STAT 2000 FRST 2630
  GEOG 1220

Course Requirements for Natural Resource Conservation

 First year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
COMP 1350 ENGL 1110 OR 1210
ENGL 1100 OR 1110 FRST 1220
FRST 1120 GEOG 1220
GEOG 1120 MATH 1140 OR 1400
 Second year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 3240 STAT 2000 OR BIOL 3000
ECON 1900 ECON 1950
FRST 2000 FRST 2200
FRST 2100 SOCI 1210
SOCI 1110  
Elective Elective

Course Requirements for Forest Operations

 First year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
COMP 1350 ENGL 1110
ENGL 1100 FRST 1000
FRST 1120 FRST 1220
MATH 1140 MATH 1240
PHYS 1100 PHYS 1200
 Second year
Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
ECON 1900 ECON 1950
FRST 2000 FRST 2110
FRST 2100 FRST 2200
STAT 2000 PHYS 2200
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE

Note: TRU does not offer Forest Operations 1 and 2 which are ordinarily taken in Year 2 at UBC. See the program co-ordinator to discuss your options.

Questions? Send email: ncornell@tru.ca