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Diploma in the Restoration of Natural Systems
The Restoration of Natural Systems is a diploma program offered by the School of Environmental Studies in co-operation with the Division of Continuing Studies.
The Diploma requires 18 units of course work. It may be taken on a full-time basis (two years required for completion) or on a part-time basis (with a limit of six years). Students are admitted to the Diploma Program on the recommendation of the Faculty Coordinator and/or the Chair of the Program Steering Committee.
Normally, admission to the Diploma program will require completion of a minimum of two years of university transfer credit with the required standing for University admission, and is also available to post-baccalaureate students. Background preparation that includes basic sciences (biology, chemistry and physical geography) is strongly recommended, and may be considered in competitive admission. The preparation of each student is assessed on entry, and additional lower-level courses may be required.
Courses are offered at the third-year level and include offerings cross-listed with regular third-year UVic courses. Students should anticipate standards of written work and examinable material at this level. To remain in the program, and to graduate, diploma candidates must maintain a GPA of 4.0.
Credit obtained within the Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma may be transferable to a regular degree program. However, such transferability of credit is always subject to the specific requirements of the degree program.
Please see the Continuing Studies Calendar for information on the Certificate option in the Restoration of Natural Systems.
enrolment in the Diploma Program is limited.
Diploma candidates who complete one or more work terms through the Co-operative Education Program will receive Co-op notation on graduation.
Students who participate in the Co-operative Education Option are normally required to complete one work term after the completion of core courses and a minimum of three elective courses.
Co-operative Education students within the Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma Program will normally be required to complete all their program requirements within a 24-month period in order to maintain the full-time status required for participation in the Co-operative Education Program. For further information on the Co-operative Education Option and to apply for the Co-op program, visit the Co-op website at: <www.uvic.ca/sscoop/>.
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