Why study this program?

Our Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will prepare you for a dynamic career in forestry and related industries, including government, forest companies and consulting. You’ll learn forest management techniques, including the protection and use of forested areas with consideration for policy, and ensuring sustainability and other social and cultural needs are met. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in several field schools where you will learn first-hand about forestry including soils, silviculture, water, fire, growth and yield, forest genetics, ecology and operations. This program also prepares you to become a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

  • Forest Health Scientist
  • Forest Renewal Specialist
  • Forest Resource Policy Analyst
  • Forest Operations Manager
  • Forest Wildlife Biologist
  • Forest Growth and Yield Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Indigenous Forestry Liaison
  • Park Warden
  • Research Forester
  • Silviculture Forester

Douglas recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. During his time as a U of A student, Douglas was a member of many clubs within the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, including the U of A Agriculture Club, the Environmental Conversation Students Association, and he served as President of the U of A Forest Society. He has since launched his career as an Operations Supervisor with West Fraser.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.


Fall application

Domestic: May 1, 2024
International: June 1, 2024

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.


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