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UBC Transfer Agreement

Are you passionate about the environment and want a career where you can make a difference?  Complete your diploma studies at NWCC and graduate with a degree from UBC.

Northwest Community College has partnered with the University of British Columbia to offer an admissions pathway.  Complete your two-year Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) Diploma at NWCC and transfer directly into the third-year of UBC’s Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Our Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) program will provide you with a solid understanding of biology, geography, chemistry and oceanography with applied courses in areas such as salmon, ground fish and shellfish management, stream habitat restoration, rainforest ecology, wildlife management, and more.

UBC’s Faculty of Forestry Natural Resources Conservation degree offers two unique majors:

  • Science and Management:  study the conservation and management of renewable natural resources, and landscape and local level planning for both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Global Perspectives:  study the conservation and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, policy formation and planning within a global context.
Pathway Requirements 

In order to be guaranteed admission direct into the third-year of the degree, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply direct to UBC
  • Submit transcripts demonstrating successful completion of the ACE Diploma with a 62% overall GPA or higher of your most recent 30 credits
  • Complete the ACE Diploma and choose electives according the following transfer grid.

UBC will also consider block transferring 30 credits of first-year courses once you have completed the first year of the program (ACE Certificate plus 6 additional credits). 

Note that your complete duration of studies is dependent on your individual study plan.  For more information, please discuss with an Educational Advisor.