Accredited Post-Secondary Programs

Accreditation Assessment for Post-Secondary Institutions in British Columbia

The following programs have been assessed by the College.  Students graduating from these programs will meet the academic standards for entry into the College as a Biologist in Training or a Registered Professional Biologist and do not need to submit course descriptions.  This initiative was made possible through a grant with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

The years that these programs were officially accredited are in brackets in the Accreditation Decision column (i.e. Accredited (2014)). Applicants that graduated these programs prior to these years must include course descriptions with their applications.

Institution Program Major Accreditation Decision
UVic Biology and Biology Honours

Accredited (2017)
Conditions - completion of Applied Biology (Biol 370 or Biol 461);one of Systematics (Biol 324 or Biol 307 or Biol 312 or Biol 449 or Biol 355) or Organismal (Biol 365 or Biol 366) and a communications course.

 SFU  Ecology, Evolution and Conservation stream in Biological Sciences

 Accredited (2017)

 UNBC  Natural Resources Management - major Wildlife and Fisheries  Accredited (2014)
 UNBC  Biology  Accredited (2014)
 TRU  Natural Resource Science

 Accredited (2014)

 UBC - Vancouver  Natural Resource Conservation – Major in Science and  Management

 Accredited (2013)

 Conditions – completion Chemistry 111 or 121  
 UBC - Okanagan  Biology

 Accredited (2014)

 Conditions – completion of course in Applied Biology*
 UBC - Okanagan  Ecology and Evolution

 Accredited (2014)

 Conditions – completion of course in Applied Biology*
 UBC - Okanagan  Microbiology

 Accredited (2014)

 Conditions – completion of course in Applied Biology*
 UBC - Okanagan  Zoology

 Accredited (2014)

 Conditions – completion of course in Applied Biology*

* A course in applied biology must be at the second year or higher level and will focus on the application of biological, ecological or socioeconomic principles, including law and governance, to the management or conservation of biological resources, elements or systems. The course can focus on a specific group of organisms or consider broader ecosystem-level issues, however, the majority of the course content (i.e., >80%) must consider biological resources, elements or systems not topics related to the management or conservation of abiotic resources or the more general idea of environmental sustainability. Courses that typically meet the requirements for this subject category include Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Wildlife Management, Fisheries Management, Range Management, Natural Resource Policy, or Landscape Ecology.