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BNRM Natural Resource Management (Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost 12 333$ total

Why UB

The University of Belize prides itself on delivering quality education at very high standards and affordable rates. As the nation’s leading educational and training institution, our accessibility is to enable nation development, academic advancement and improved standards of living and quality of life for the citizens of the Region and beyond!

This Faculty is one of the largest within the University offering a diverse array of programs at both the Bachelors and Associates level. We are guided by our mission to provide relevant and accessible programs through quality instruction, research, and service. Our team of committed and dedicated faculty members are some of the most qualified in their field and are here to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to succeed. Many students who have graduated from our programs are successfully employed within the society and others have ventured on to pursue graduate degrees abroad.

Our Faculty is comprised of four departments across three campuses. The Agriculture Department is housed at the Central Farm campus and offers an associate degree in agriculture. The Engineering Department is located in Belize City and offers associate degree programs in Architecture, Building and Civil, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Math, Physics and Information Technology Department housed on the Belmopan Campus, offers associate degrees in Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics; and bachelor degrees in Information technology and Mathematics. The Science Department offers associate degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science and Natural Resources Management along with bachelor degrees in Biology and Natural Resources Management. These full time programs are offered on the Belmopan Campus. ANRM is also offered in the PG campus. Student within our Faculty are also able to do double and triple majors with selective associate degree programs.

Our programs are oriented to address scientific, technological and environmental needs of the country. We achieve this by working in collaboration with our stakeholders and creating research and internship opportunities for our students. Faculty members within FST are involved in an array of research activities such as water quality monitoring, dung beetle research, plant propagation, among others.

As a Faculty, we also have strong links with international universities such as the University of Notre Dame in the US, ECOSUR and ITACH in Mexico, Thompsons River University in Canada, to name a few.  Our works with these institutions open doors for our students to participate in student exchange programs and researc

The NRM Bachelor of Science program seeks to establish a structured but flexible program that provides students with a balance of theoretical and practical components through project-based field courses. Students are trained as managers of Belize’s marine, freshwater and terrestrial natural resources.

The Natural Resources Management program is a premiere program that responds to the needs of sustainable development through scientific capacity building to produce competent and environmentally responsible professionals.

Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Contact in Belmopan (501) 822-1000/822-3680

New Students Entering Bachelor Degree Programs

1   Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 out of a 4.0 point grading system from their high school or junior college.

2   The official transcripts submitted with the application materials must verify that the applicant graduated from any high school recognized by the University of Belize or the Ministry of Education or equivalent or a U.S. regional accrediting agency.

3   ATLIB General Test Scores of 35/50 for Math and 60/100 for ATLIB English. The University will also accept the following:

  • a   Four passes in CXC subjects which must include English and Mathematics in the place of the ATLIB general test requirement OR
  • b   A combined score of 890 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Or
  • c   A score of 18 on the American College Test (ACT)

4   Program Specific Requirements:

  • In addition to the general requirements for admission, there are several program specific requirements.
  • Applicants to the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology or Pharmacy programs must have five (5) CXCs grades 1-2 (including English, Maths, Chemistry & Biology and 1 other)

Grant opportunities

The Belize National Teachers Union receives scholarship applications for students enrolled in education programs at the Bachelor’s level. Students must be practicing teachers and members of the union. Students must be attending full-time and have an approved study leave. Successful applicants are expected to sign a bond agreement with the union. The scholarship is for tuition and does not cover courses from the Associate level. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.

The Ministry of Health receives scholarship applications for students enrolled in the Nursing program. Successful applicants are expected to sign a bond with the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Education covers tuition costs and the Ministry of Health covers the cost of Fees. The scholarship may be awarded for the entire four years of the program or for a lesser period of time depending on the time when the scholarship was awarded. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.

The Government offers over 125 Bachelor’s tuition scholarships every year to UB students via there area representative. These are based on priority areas of national development as determined by the Ministry of Education every year. Students apply by filling out an application form available at the Office of Student Services or the Ministry of Education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic strength and a dedication to national development. These forms are always available and the deadline is early in the summer. The Ministry posts the deadline every year. Scholarship recipients must contribute 120 hours of community services during their Bachelor Studies and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Learning outcomes


The Faculty of Science and Technology provides relevant and accessible accredited programmes through quality instruction, research, and service. The Faculty is oriented to address scientific, technological and environmental needs that will contribute towards national development by producing critical thinking, confident, entrepreneurial lifelong learners.


The Faculty of Science and Technology will be student centered, and will advocate a culture of excellence in natural and applied sciences. It will be an agent of change through cooperation with stakeholders and by promoting socio-economic and environmental responsibility.


Associate in Natural Resource Mgmt or related field

ISCED Categories

Project management
Conservation and environmental management