Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Geography and Environmental Studies Major (BA)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The Geography and Environmental Studies program at TRU has strong teaching and research expertise in sustainable urban and rural landscapes, Japan, environmental geography, economic geography, hydrology, climatology, geomorphology and emerging geomatic technologies, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Those interested in pursuing a career or further study in education, urban and regional planning, environmental consulting, policy development, environmental law, water resources research, mine reclamation, environmental assessment, and earth science, including hydrology, meteorology and geomorphology, should strongly consider completing a Geography program. Students must normally declare their Geography & Environmental Studies Major or Geography Minor before entering the third year of the B.A. program.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Degree Program

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

In a world where specialization is the norm in university training for careers in the natural resource professions, the demand from industry and government agencies is increasingly for professionals who are generalists. The BNRS program addresses this need by providing a course of study that is unique in its scope and purpose. The program consists of 126 credits which can be completed in four or five years on a full-time basis or up to seven years on a part-time basis once admitted to the program.

The purpose of the BNRS degree program is to prepare students for careers in a wide range of natural resource sector jobs and for further academic study in graduate school. The program goals are met by providing a unique combination of courses covering biology, ecology, scientific methods, and sector-specific resource management skills in a cooperative education format. Students will learn problem solving, oral and written communication skills, and integration of various disciplines in both an independent and team environment.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
No

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