Join the only accredited programs in the Faculty where graduates are eligible to become registered professional foresters (RPFs) and gain the essential skills to make real change in our forests.

The Forestry program is designed to provide a foundation in the many aspects of forestry, ranging from management of stands and forests for a broad array of uses and purposes to the specific operational aspects of extracting timber.

Why choose a BSc in Forestry?

Our program provides a strong background in the biological, physical, and social fundamentals of forestry that are relevant in any ecosystem or political jurisdiction. Whether you are interested in integrated resource management, community and Aboriginal forestry or forest access planning and management, you will find the right fit!

The Forestry program offers two majors, both of which are accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board as providing the academic requirements for becoming a professional forester in the eight Canadian provinces that have professional forestry organizations. There is also an option to obtain a professional engineer (P.Eng.) designation.

In both majors you will learn about the ecological, social, cultural and economic importance of our forests and how sustainable forest management helps to mitigate the effects of climate change and improve our wellbeing.

The Forest Resources Management Major covers the biological, physical, and social sciences upon which forest resource management is based, and provides a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and the ways in which they can be managed to yield a socially desirable mix of goods and services.

The Forest Operations Major provides broad coverage of the biological, physical, and social sciences upon which forest resource management is based, and places additional emphasis on the operational aspects of forestry.

Core subjects include:

  • Sustainable forest management
  • Silviculture
  • Forest and wildlife ecology
  • Supply chain management

Students select a major upon initial registration in the Forestry program. Switching between the majors is possible with little academic penalty within the first year of either of the majors.

Dual Degree Option

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Forestry 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.