Forestry program at UNB's Fredericton campus | UNB

Forestry

Faculty: Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Campus: Fredericton

A Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScF) is about trees, plants, water, and wildlife management – the atmosphere, soils, and landscapes. It’s about people’s beliefs and values. It’s about the economy and about spirit. BScF is about managing all these in sustainable ways. It’s about solving complex problems for the benefit of current and future generations.

Why Forestry at UNB?

The BScF program at UNB is one of the oldest in Canada and has been offered for more than 100 years. We have a deep history in producing graduates who are much sought after in the industry, and many have gone on to become leaders in the field. We are the only English Faculty of Forestry in Atlantic Canada.

Hands-on learning

You will learn outdoors in our university’s forests, including the 1,500-hectare University Forest near the Fredericton campus. You will also collaborate on projects with the scientists and managers at the nearby Atlantic Forestry Research Centre and at the headquarters of the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources.

Skills you will acquire

  • Highly-developed calculation and computing skills
  • GIS/GPS technology skills
  • Registered Professional Forester designation
  • Know how the forest should be harvested and replanted in ways that sustain its resources and protect wildlife
  • Use management strategies on the forest ecosystem
  • Manage the flow of goods and services from the forest while still protecting it

More info

For more information, visit the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Forestry" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • FOR 3456: Forest Watershed and Forest Fire Management
  • FOR 2281: GIS in Forestry
  • FOR 4545: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
  • FOR 4973: Forestry Field Camp

Careers

  • Forester, Urban Forester, Research Forester, Arborist
  • Wildfire Technician
  • Forest/Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Environmental Sociologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Silviculturist
  • Forest GIS analyst
  • Pathologist/Entomologist