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Forestry Science
Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc)
Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc)

Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc)

  • ID:UC640002
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$36,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,219.50
  • TuitionFee/Year:$36,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,219.50
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The BForSc is open to all students who gain entry to the University. It is recommended that you take NCEA Level 3 biology and maths (including statistics and probability) – or the IB/Cambridge equivalent.
  • If you have not studied Year 12 chemistry or Year 13 statistics, or if you feel you have a weak background in these subjects, you should consider enrolling in a Headstart preparatory course over summer.
  • You may be able to fast-track your degree and gain direct entry to the second year if you have excellent Year 13 results or a New Zealand Certificate in Science with outstanding merit.
  • It is possible to gain exemption for parts of the Forestry Examinations with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a New Zealand Diploma in Forestry with outstanding merit.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

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Course Information

The Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) is a professional degree offered by the Te Kura Ngahere | School of Forestry. It is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for managing forest resources by combining core science courses with management, commerce, and technology.

Small classes and field trips make for an engaging and rewarding learning experience at UC. Forestry Science graduates are highly sought after by employers and follow exciting and rewarding career paths.

  • Four-year professional degree that is unique in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • A balance of theoretical and hands-on practical work, including field trips to sites around Aotearoa.
  • Exchange programmes with top Forestry schools in Canada and the United States.
  • Small classes create a high-quality learning environment.
  • The School has strong employer links and our graduates enjoy above-average employment rates.
  • Possible careers include forest management (plantation and native forests), conservation, harvesting, wood processing, planning, policy, forest science, timber appraisal, biosecurity, forest economics, sustainability, and land management.

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