Bachelor of Science - Forest Ecology and Management

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

The Forestry Ecology and Management degree covers current scientific and social science knowledge and methods.

You'll gain a solid foundation in basic and integrated forestry management topics via study and active learning. Challenge established knowledge paradigms and forest management practices while obtaining minors in specialized areas for further expertise.

UNBC's 10,000-hectare Aleza Lake Research Forest near Prince George and 13,000-hectare John Prince Research Forest near Fort St. James provide hands-on forestry education.

Program structure

Lower Division

100 Level

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Lab I
  • General Chemistry Lab II
  • Microeconomics
  • Calculus for Non-majors
  • Field Skills
  • Introduction to Natural Resource Management and Conservation
  • Communications in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

200 Level

  • Ecology
  • Weather and Climate
  • Forest Plant Systems
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Terrestrial Ecological Classification
  • Forest Biology and Silvics
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Cartography and Geomatics
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Resource Inventories and Measurements
  • Basic Statistics

Upper Division

300 Level

  • Natural Resources, Environmental Issues and Public Engagement
  • Silviculture
  • Disturbance Ecology and Forest Health
  • Forest Economics
  • Society, Policy and Administration
  • Forest Disturbance Agents
  • Aboriginal Perspectives to Resource Management
  • Field Applications in Resource Management

400 Level

  • Environmental and Professional Ethics
  • Forest Ecosystem Modelling
  • Forest Practices and Management
  • Natural Resources Planning
  • Professional Writing
  • Undergraduate Report
  • Undergraduate Thesis


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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