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Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Prepare yourself for a career leading the sustainable management of our forests. 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 your technical skills through hands-on learning.
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges in forest and land management.

Careers in Forestry

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

Feature Careers

Foresters plan, administer and direct programs related to managing forested lands and renewable resources.  Forestry is a regulated profession.  Graduates from the BSc in Forestry qualify as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).
Average Salary:  $94,619

Hydrologists study the occurrence, distribution, circulation and properties of water in the atmosphere, on the Earth’s surface, and in soil and underlying rocks.
Average Salary:  $139,071
Source: Government of Alberta, Occupations in Alberta