Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation

(i) Introduction

The Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation (BWC) is a two-year post diploma degree available to graduates of accredited NAWTA (North American Wildlife Technology Association) programs (e.g. the Wildlife Conservation Technology diploma program at Holland College). Entry to the program will be in September each year. This post-diploma degree provides the opportunity for students to continue their education through foundational science courses, advanced analytical courses in the environmental sciences, and electives in scientific and social issues involved in conservation management. A minimum of 20 courses, 15 of which are required, must be taken at UPEI, to fulfill the requirements of this program.

(ii) Admission Requirements (Application deadline: June 1)

Admission to the BWC program requires successful completion of a NAWTA (North American Wildlife Technology Association) accredited diploma program with a minimum average of 70%. For students who completed their diploma ten or more years previously, their application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who are accepted to the program must be able to demonstrate that they have already been vaccinated for Rabies, or obtain a rabies vaccination during the first year of their program. Students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

(iii) Application Process

The application Deadline is June 1st and all applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the UPEI Registrar’s Office by this date. Your complete application package will include:

  • Undergraduate Application
  • $50 Application Fee ($75 for International Applicant)
  • Official transcripts from the post-secondary institution where you are enrolled or completed your diploma, and any other post-secondary institution where you have taken a course. If you are currently enrolled in a diploma program, you may be accepted into the degree program conditionally, and you will need to submit a final transcript when it is available.
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