TRU Science

Natural Resource Science

Play an active role in protecting and managing our world’s resources. As a natural resource scientist, you will apply scientific principles and knowledge toward the management and conservation of water, forests, rangeland, soil, minerals, fisheries and wildlife across Canada and around the world. Graduates will find many exciting career opportunities within areas such as land-use planning, conservation biology, energy use, climate change, renewable resource management, forest and wildlife management, and natural resource policy.

Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities unique to Bachelor of Natural Resource Science students such as industry co-op placements, undergraduate research and an international field school in Belize. These additional opportunities will give you an edge in preparing for a successful career in natural resource science.

Program options

Bachelor of Natural Resource Science

The Bachelor of Natural Resource Science program prepares you to be a specialist in natural resource science. It can also prepare you to pursue a specific area in a graduate study program.

Bachelor of Natural Resource Science, Honours

You may apply to the honours program prior to your final year of study. The honours program has prerequisites and is designed for students who want to pursue a career in research.

Forestry transfer

Want to specialize in forestry? You can complete the first two years of a forestry degree at TRU. After the second year, you can transfer to the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.

Potential careers

  • Environmental scientist
  • Silviculture technician
  • Environmental consultant
  • Land use planner
  • Forester
  • Wetlands restoration specialist
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Aquatic ecologist
  • Grassland & range ecologist