Undergraduate Degree Programs


Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Prepare yourself for a career leading the forestry industry. Students in this four-year degree program will have the opportunity to:

  • Become a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).
  • Learn forest management techniques, including the protection and use of forested areas while ensuring sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met.
  • Take part in a one-week and a three-week field school where you will learn first-hand about forestry operations and develop you technical skills though hands-on learning.
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges in forest and land management.

Popular Courses

Some of this program's most popular courses include Introduction to Fire Science & Management, Silviculture, Forest Ecosystems, and Geographical Information Systems in Renewable Resources.

Browse the full program course listing for more options. Please visit the Faculty's course listing and descriptions for more information about each course.

Amanda Horning, a registered professional forester, recounts her time as a forestry student. It was a challenge for her to transfer from a college to the U of A, but she soon found a welcoming and supportive environment in the ALES forestry program.