Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Admission Requirements

Academic requirements

  • BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or mature student status or previous post secondary experience
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73 percent (or equivalent)
  • BC Biology 11 (or BIOL 0500), Chemistry 11 (or CHEM 0500), Pre-calculus Math 12 (or MATH 0610) with at least a C+. Students with Biology 12 (BIOL 0600 or BIOL 0620), Chemistry 12 (CHEM 0600) and Physics 12 (PHYS 0600) will be given preference
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 calculated over all course work from grades 11, 12 and post secondary credits

General requirements

Attendance at one general orientation session is required. This will be a one hour summary of program policies, requirements, and content.

Documentation required

  • Official transcripts of previous secondary and post-secondary educational records
  • Proof of citizenship or landed immigrant status

Entry levels, advancement and transfer credit

Entry into the program can be at the first, second or third year levels. Advancement from year to year will require a minimum GPA of 2.0 each year, and a minimum of C (60 percent) in all required NRSC, ENGL and BIOL courses.

Course equivalencies from other institutions will be based upon the British Columbia Transfer Guide, or a review of course outlines for courses not included in the Guide.

The transfer policy for BC Technology graduates is explained below.

Limitation of enrolment

This is a limited enrolment program hence achievement of the minimum GPA does not guarantee entry into the program. All applications will be evaluated on the basis of GPA and additional documentation stating interest in natural resources and previous outdoor experience. Applicants must attach a resumé or cover letter to the Application form. Applicants will be notified if an interview is required.

Entry to program for technology graduates

BC Forestry or Natural Resource Technology graduates who achieve at least a 65 percent overall average, including a minimum of 70 percent or a ‘B’ in Computing, Measurements and Statistics courses, will take the following courses in the first year of the BNRS program. Following successful completion of these courses, students will enter Year 3. Technology graduates will have two electives in the program.

Fall semester Winter semester
BIOL 1110 BIOL 1210
CHEM 1100 CHEM 1200
ECON 1900 ENGL 2300
NRSC 1120 NRSC 1220
NRSC 2100 NRSC 2200
NRSC 2230  
19 credits 15 credits


There are nine elective credits in the program. Any college level credit course is acceptable as an elective, except those with equivalent content to core program courses. Selection of electives should be discussed with the program coordinator.

Cooperative education

For information on admission to the co-op program, check out our Co-op page.