Forest Sciences

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Forest scientists aim to answer questions such as: How do the plants and animals in forest ecosystems react to insects and disease, climate change, pollution, harvesting and recreational use? How do we sustain the biological diversity of our forests while meeting our resource needs? Study the scientific principles related to the growth and development of forest organisms and the ecology of plant and animal communities.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Forestry
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Forest Sciences program encompasses multiple scientific disciplines in understanding the components of our biologically diverse forests. In this academically challenging program, you will gain an understanding of the functions and components of forest ecosystems. You will also choose a subject area that you would like to focus on. Graduates become specialists and researchers in forest biology. Options available include a specialization in International Forestry.

This program prepares you for graduate studies or careers in science and academia. If you have an inquisitive mind and want to unravel the mysteries of nature, this program is ideal for you.

Campus features

UBC Forestry is the largest forestry faculty in Canada, and is a world leader in education and research. It possesses outstanding facilities and equipment. The award-winning Forest Sciences Centre offers wireless study space, high-tech classrooms, and labs equipped with the latest technology. In addition, the Faculty has two major research forests in British Columbia, and jointly manages a third, altogether totalling 25,000 hectares (over 60,000 acres). Students benefit from a stimulating and interactive learning environment, and strong student services.

Program Requirements

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