About This Program
Sustainable use of our land, water and plant resources is increasingly recognized as a key societal goal. The Resource Economics and Policy field of study involves the development of policies directly relevant to the management of these resources. Resource Economics and Policy combines science, field study, economics, policy, and project design and implementation to produce a unique educational experience for students. You will learn about:
- sustainable resource management
- economics of natural resource, water, forestry and land use
- finding practical ways to conserve water, forests, biodiversity and energy
- renewable resource and environmental decision making
- resource and environmental policy development
Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter’s College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan’s website.
What you will Learn
You will learn about the challenges of managing urbanization in a variety of contexts and about the latest innovations in planning policy and design. Some of the topics you’ll study include: land-use planning that integrates modern technologies, active transportation and transportation infrastructure, climate change solutions, energy conservation, protecting water supplies, and caring for natural areas. You will learn about community engagement, policy analysis and government processes, economics, planning and development law, geomatics, and conflict resolution.
|Books||$1,000 – $1,500||$1,000 – $1,500|
|Total||$8,281 – $8,781||$26,896 -$27,396|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.
*BASED ON THE RATES DISPLAYED ON OUR TUITION PAGE
The renewable and non-renewable resource sectors are booming in Western Canada, creating a growing market for graduates. A variety of careers await graduates in both governmental and non-governmental sectors:
- Bioremediation of Contaminated Land
- Vegetation Management technicians
- Environmental Advocacy
- Environmental Consulting and Regulating
- Environmental Research
- Forestry and Agroforestry
- Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
- Indigenous Peoples’ Resource Management
- Parks and Land Management
Graduates of our programs will not only leave with excellent industry-endorsed scientific training, but also with a foundation of marketable career skills.
As well, the College’s strong ties with industry and reputation for producing well-rounded, quality graduates means that many businesses turn here first when recruiting employees.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
St. Peter’s College Deadline:
Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)
University of Saskatchewan Deadline:
The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.
Required High School Classes
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 30
- Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
Students can be admitted into this college with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before the second year of study.
Required Grade Average
Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.
At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).
Minimum admission average: 70%
If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.