Accredited Post-Secondary Programs - RPBio

Accreditation Assessment for Post-Secondary Institutions in British Columbia - RPBio

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.  

! NOTE: Program marked [!] below require an accreditation review to meet the new entrance standards and policies. Applicants are advised to apply under 'Stream 2 - non accredited' program unless they are from an institution that is not under review.

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

Institution Program Major Accreditation Decision


 Ecological Restoration (BSc) + Fish, Wildlife & Recreation  Accredited (2019) (must complete FWR diploma pathway)
 Lethbridge   College  Ecosystem Management

 Accredited (2017) [!]
 Conditions -  EARD Stream: completion of a Mathematics course (1st year) plus one of Organismal or Cell biology (2nd year level)
 Conditions -  RRMD Stream: completion of a Mathematics course and Chemistry course (1st year) plus one of Organismal or Cell biology (2nd year level)

 UVic  Biology and Biology Honours

 Accredited (2017) [!]
 Conditions - completion of Applied Biology (e,g., Biol 370 or Biol 461); one of Systematics (e.g., Biol 324 or Biol 307 or Biol 312 or Biol 449 or Biol 355) or  Organismal (e.g., Biol 365 or Biol 366)

Applicants must have one communications course (e.g., ENGL 135) on their transcripts issued by UVIC. Grade 12 equivalency will not be accepted.

 SFU  Ecology, Evolution and Conservation stream in Biological Sciences

 Accredited (2017)  [!]


 Natural Resources Management - major Wildlife and Fisheries  Accredited (2014)  [!]


 Biology  Accredited (2014)  [!]

* 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.