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Resource Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. RRM)

Learn how to get the most out of your degree and prepare for your future career.

Sustainable management of our land and plant resources, a key goal in the 21st Century, requires both applied science and management skills, with an understanding of the broader societal context. Renewable Resource Management, Resource Science provides students with hands-on, practical experience in field measurement, assessment and the role of management in society.

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Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 1 RRM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


RRM 114.3 | Introductory Resource Economics and Policy
EVSC 110.3 | Renewable Resources and Environment
INDG 107.3 | Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies


You choose
  • From a variety of foundational science courses needed to build skills and knowledge in resource management

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What will I learn?
  • 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

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

Sample courses
  • RRM 215.3 Identification of Saskatchewan Plants and Soils
  • RRM 301.9 Field Course in Renewable Resource Management
  • RRM 312.2 Natural Resource Management and Indigenous Peoples
  • RRM 323.2 Resource Data and Environmental Modeling
  • RRM 421.6 Group Project in Renewable Resource Management

Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 2 and 3 RRM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


RRM 215.3 | Identification of Saskatchewan Plants and Soils
RRM 301.9 | Field Course in Renewable Resource Management
RRM 323.2 | Resource Data and Environmental Modeling


You choose
  • From other required senior courses needed to build skills and knowledge in resource management

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Add to your major

Choose from a variety of minors and certificates to complement your major.

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:


Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Final year RRM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


RRM 421.6 | Group Project in Renewable Resource Management
EVSC 485.3 | Environmental Science Capstone Course


You choose
  • From a variety of restricted elective courses to expand your knowledge and skills

Apply your new knowledge and build your skills in project management and collaboration working together on real issues in resource management and sustainability.

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Get career ready

Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:


Possible destinations

People with a resource science degree take their knowledge and skills into many different industries and occupations. Note that some of the career paths listed here require further education and training.


Career paths

  • Bioremediation of Contaminated Land
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Forestry and Agroforestry
  • Environmental Consulting and Regulating
  • Environmental Research
  • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
  • Parks and Land Management
  • Policy Researchers Indigenous Peoples’ 
  • Resource Management
  • Vegetation Management Technicians

The RRM program allows students to develop a wide variety of skills, which allows them to transition into many industries. The RRM field course is an exceptional opportunity for students to develop skills and to learn about different avenues within a specific industry. The GIS, plant and soil identifiaction skills are valuable within agricultural and forestry industries. Having these skills allows you to think about a problem or landscape in a holistic view, making your skills marketable.

—Kyle Hodgson, PAg. Senior Agrologist, Golder Associates Ltd.

Where do USask alumni work?

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • BHP Billiton
  • Cameco
  • City of Saskatoon
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Foresite Forest Management Specialists
  • Golder
  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Canada
  • Husky Energy
  • Parks Canada
  • Sask Water Security Agency
  • Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency
  • Saskatchewan Wildfire Management
  • SaskEnergy
  • SaskPower
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Weyerhauser
  • X-Terra Environmental Services Ltd.

According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, recent graduates with a bachelor of science degree in resource science earn from $35,886 to $62,286 across Canada.


"I have been working with students and graduates from the RRM Program at the University of Saskatchewan for over 5 years. Consistently, they exhibit a broad range of skills that are directly related to environmental consulting here in Saskatchewan and across the prairies. I find that the graduates are able to grasp and deal with many of the innuendos of consulting more quickly that graduates from programs with a narrower focus."

—Delaney, third-year RRM student

"This program has reinforced my understanding of the complexities surrounding resource management today and has helped me to develop and create effective skills in working within a group, working with multiple stakeholders, sustainable management, understanding ecological systems and current environmental threats all while increasing my passion for resource management."

—Austin, fourth-year RRM student