Sustainable use of our land, water and plant resources is increasingly recognized as a key societal goal. Resource Science provides essential skills and knowledge in applied sciences and resource management which can be used to influence sustainable development such as rejuvenating disturbed land or reducing greenhouse gas emissions from landscapes.
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
The Resource Science specialization provides you with hands-on, practical experience in field measurement and assessment. You will learn about:
- environmental site assessment and soil landscape relationships
- in-field understanding of the spatial relationships of ecosites and soil units
- remediation and reclamation practices
- analysis and aggregation of field data
- application of ecological land classification
First Year Classes
|Term 1||Term 2|
|Books||$1,000 - $1,500||$1,000 - $1,500|
|Total||$8,214 - $8,714||$26,192 -$26,692|
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 enrol 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 Resource Science degree prepares for careers in renewable resource management. The degree focuses on management of land, biotic and water resources and provides sufficient technical skills to ensure that graduates are highly employable in the resource sector.
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
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%
Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.