Environmental Science / Studies

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Canada's forests provide many benefits to our society including clean air and water, wood for lumber and paper products, recreational opportunities, and wilderness experiences. Forests also have an intrinsic value that extends beyond their ability to satisfy human needs. The need to make wise choices about our future forests creates opportunities for people with interests and skills in environmental sciences, ecology, sociology, biology, economics, business management, computer technology or communications. Forestry is the art and science of managing forests for the benefit of all living things, for the future as well as for the present. 

Students interested in studying Forestry at the University of Alberta can also enter the B.Sc. in Forest Business Management offered jointly with the School of Business. For the Business program, refer to University of Alberta calendar for the listing of courses under the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics. Note that this recommended program does not correspond exactly with the first year at the University of Alberta (some courses are from subsequent years in the program). Students may complete the following courses at the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta:

  1. 3 cr of AUBIO 110
  2. 3 cr of AUSTA 151
  3. 6 cr of AUECO 101 and 102
  4. 6 cr of AUENG 103 and 104
  5. 3 cr of AUMAT 110 or 111
  6. 3 cr of AUMAT 120
  7. 6 cr of electives (for students who performed exceptionally in Chemistry 30, they should take 3 credits of AUCHE 250 and 3 credits of electives)