TRU Science

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:

  • BC Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent)
  • 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

Students Entering from First-year Science

Students may enter second-year Forest Resource Management after completing a first-year science program at TRU, or its equivalent.

 Applicants Must Have Completed:

 Year Two

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
ECON 1900 COMP 1000*
NRSC 1120 ECON 1950
NRSC 2000 NRSC 1220
NRSC 2100 NRSC 2110
GEOG 1220 NRSC 2200
NRSC 1110  

*3 Credits of Introduction to Computing

Application Process

  • Apply online.
  • Submit supporting documentation, including: Official high school and/or previous secondary and post-secondary education record; An official copy of interim or final grades.

Applicants should submit their application and related supporting documentation as soon as requirements are completed.

Students are notified in writing by TRU Admissions if they are accepted into the program.

Prior to course registration, students will be asked to arrange a meeting with the Program Advisor to discuss course requirements.

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. 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.

Questions? Contact Sherry Bennett, NRSC Program Assistant - nrsc@tru.ca  |  250-828-5467

Course Requirements for Forest Science

 Year One

 Year Two

Course Requirements for Natural Resource Conservation

 Year One

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
COMP 1000* BIOL 1210
ECON 1900 ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1210
ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 ECON 1950
NRSC 1110  NRSC 1220
NRSC 1120 MATH 1140 or MATH 1150 or MATH 1400 

*3 credits of Introduction to Computing

 Year Two

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
NRSC 2000 BIOL 4160
NRSC 2100 GEOG 1220
GEOG 1120 NRSC 2200
SOCI 1110 SOCI 1210
BIOL 3000 or STAT 2000 Elective

Course Requirements for Forest Operations

 Year One

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 or ENGL 1210 COMP 1000*
NRSC 1120 ECON 1900
MATH 1140 or MATH 1150  NRSC 1220
NRSC 1110 Elective

*3 credits of Introduction to Computing

 Year Two

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
NRSC 2000 BIOL 4160
NRSC 2100 ECON 3730
NRSC 4130 NRSC 2110
STAT 2000 or BIOL 3000 NRSC 2200
Elective Elective

TRU does not offer Forest Operations 1 and 2 which are ordinarily taken in Year 2 at UBC. Students should see the NRSC Program Advisor to discuss their options.

Course Requirements for Forest Resource Management

 Year One

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110 ECON 1900
NRSC 1120 NRSC 1220
MATH 1140 or MATH 1150  GEOG 1220
NRSC 1110 Elective

 Year Two

Fall Semester: Winter Semester:
CHEM 1500 COMP 1000*
PHYS 1100 or PHYS 1150 ECON 3730
NRSC 2000 NRSC 2110*
NRSC 2100 NRSC 2200
STAT 2000 or BIOL 3000 NRSC 3170
 *3 credits of Introduction to Computing *FRST 2210 is taken in Year 3 at UBC