Forests are complex ecosystems, comprised of thousands of organisms – plants & animals, insects, fungi, algae, and bacteria. The way we manage our natural resources is based upon 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 a BSc in Forest Sciences?

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

The forest science degree 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 their program director, students will select an area of concentration during their second year. Examples of specialization include genetics, ecology, entomology, pathology, silviculture, and hydrology.

The degree provides a partial basis for acquiring professional certification as either a Registered Professional Forester or Registered Professional Biologist.

Dual Degree Option

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