Forest Sciences

Forests are complex ecosystems, comprising of thousands of organisms – plants, animals, insects, fungi, algae and bacteria. The way we manage our natural resources is based on our understanding of how these organisms live and interact with each other and with the non-living elements of the forest environment, such as geology, soil, water, fire, and climatology.

Why choose Forest Sciences?

Learn about the scientific principles related to the growth and development of forest organisms, the ecology of plant and animal communities, and the importance of balancing biological diversity with our resource needs.

The Forest Sciences program offers a unique opportunity to specialize your studies while applying what you learn to the bigger picture of forest resources management and forest ecosystem. Together with the program director, students will select an area of concentration during their second year. Examples of specialization include genetics, ecology, entomology, pathology, silviculture and hydrology.

This program provides a partial basis for acquiring professional certification as either a Registered Professional Foresters  or Registered Professional Biologist.

Dual Degree Option

Earn a Bachelor of Natural Resources in Forest Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Secondary Biological Sciences) in 5 years with the Forestry Dual Degree with Education program, or a Bachelor of Natural Resources in Forest Sciences and a Master of Management in 4.5 years with the Forestry Dual Degree with Business program.

Land One Option

The Land One program is a great option for first-year students who want a smaller classroom experience. Learn about forest management and food security in a tight-knit cohort environment.

Co-op Option

Gain paid work experience related to your degree and acquire the experience necessary to launch your career with our Forestry Co-op Program.