Global Resource Systems

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

In Global Resource Systems you'll study biology, chemistry, economics, and examine subjects such as food systems and their links to human and environmental health, agrifood systems, and more. You can build your degree around a region of the world and a resource from within the Land and Food Systems faculty.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Global Resource Systems program recognizes that solving complex resource problems requires a wide range of skills, as well as a global and interdisciplinary approach. You enter the program after completing your first year in Land and Food Systems, Arts, or Sciences. In the third and fourth years of the program, you select a resource area and a region of the world as the focus of your studies.

Campus features

The GRS program includes international experience, through UBC’s Go Global Student Exchange program and through GRS specific exchanges, such as the popular field studies program in Kenya. The program received the 2002 Award for Excellence in Internationalization, sponsored by Scotiabank and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and the Alfred Scow Award in 2007 for contribution to student development.