Urban Forestry

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Urban Forestry program covers areas such as urban ecology, sustainability planning, recreation, human well-being, forest sciences, and management. You'll learn about planning and managing urban green-spaces and ecosystems for human welfare, ecological health, and the protection of our cities’ support systems.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Forestry
  • Degree: Bachelor of Urban Forestry
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Urban forestry is about planning and managing urban green spaces and ecosystems for human welfare, ecological health, and protection of our cities’ support systems. You will study urban ecology, sustainability planning, forest sciences and management, recreation and well-being, and climate change. This program was developed in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

You can choose between two minors at the end of the 2nd year: Urban Green-Space Management or Landscape and Recreation Planning. Graduates of the Urban Forestry program can work locally or internationally in many public and private organizations. If you want to bring nature to the city, and help protect and restore the beauty and benefits of urban green spaces, 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 students benefit from a stimulating and interactive learning environment, and outstanding support.

The award-winning Forest Sciences Centre is popular on campus with respect to classroom design, information technology infrastructure, research offices and laboratories, as well as open space and living plants.

UBC’s Vancouver campus features a botanical garden and the nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park. In addition, the faculty manages two major research forests in British Columbia with experience in urban and community forestry. UBC has strong links with urban forestry education and research institutions worldwide.

Program Requirements

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