BSc in Food and Resource Economics

  • The application deadline has passed

    This program admits students after one or more years of post-secondary study. To apply for admission into this program, the student should have completed at least 24 credits of post-secondary level courses by April 30 of the application year, including: LFS 150 or ENGL 100-level; MATH 104, ECON 101 and either MATH 105 or ECON 102 (see note 2 of the Program Requirements in the UBC calendar for MATH course equivalencies). Applicants must have a minimum academic standing of at least 70%, calculated based on the best 21 credits* of post-secondary courses required in this program. Achievement of this minimum, however, does not guarantee admission. Due to receipt of many more qualified applicants than there are spaces available in most programs, a higher average is often required.

    Admission after a subsequent year is encouraged but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Current UBC students: you do not need to complete the 'Change of Program' application form in your SSC for 2019 Winter. Please complete the application process below for consideration.

    * The 21 credits may NOT include LFS 100, LFS 250, LFS 350, or LFS 450

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  • Along with this application form, the student must submit a short Letter of Intent (500 words maximum) as described below. This statement must be signed and dated by the applicant.

  • Guidelines for the Letter of Intent

    The application to the Food and Resource Economics program requires you to submit a letter of intent with your application. Your letter of intent, in 500 words or less, should address the following points:

    • Why do you wish to enroll in the Food and Resource Economics program?
    • What are your professional aspirations?
    • Tell us about relevant personal, volunteer, or work experience.
    • Your signature and date must be on the letter.

    This information will be kept confidential, and used only for evaluation of the application.

  • Please name your file using the pattern: LAST NAME_First Name_FRE
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt.
  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Successful candidates will be notified by the BSFE Program Advisor by email.