Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Forestry?

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree?

Why study Forestry at the University of Alberta?

Our Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will prepare you for a dynamic career in forestry and related industries. You’ll learn forest management techniques, including the protection and use of forested areas, while ensuring sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a field school where you will learn first-hand about forestry operations. This program also prepares you to become a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

Possible Careers

  • Community Relations Advisor
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forest Economist
  • Forest Health Scientist
  • Forest Renewal Specialist
  • Forest Resource Policy Analyst
  • Hydrologist
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Park Warden
  • Research Forester
  • Water Resources Scientist
  • Wildlife Recreation Manager

Douglas recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. During his time as a U of A student, Douglas was a member of many clubs within the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, including the U of A Agriculture Club, the Environmental Conversation Students Association, and he served as President of the U of A Forest Society. He has since launched his career as an Operations Supervisor with West Fraser.

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Options
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Biology 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

 
 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2022

Extension: May 1, 2022

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Courses completed in the Green Certificate program from the Government of Alberta can be used for admission as an Option. Course code range from OTH 9900 to OTH 9929

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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