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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- FORE 111 Trees, Forests and the Environment
- FORE 131 Trees in the Landscape
- FORE 141 Forest Growth and Measurements
- FORE 151 Commercial Aspects of Forestry
- BIOL 112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
- STAT 101 Statistics 1
- FORE 205 Introduction to Forest Engineering
- FORE 215 Introduction to Forest Economics
- FORE 218 Forestry Biology
- FORE 219 Introduction to Silviculture
- FORE 222 Biometry 1a
- FORE 224 Biometry 1b
- SOIL 203 Soil Fertility
- FORE 307 Plantation Silviculture
- FORE 316 Forest Management
- FORE 327 Wood Science
- FORE 342 Geospatial Science in Forest Monitoring and Management
- FORE 419 Management Case Study
- FORE 422 Forest Harvest Planning
- FORE 447 Environmental Forestry
Students will also need to complete four optional courses from below in their third and fourth years. It is recommended to complete one in your third year and the other three in your fourth year:
- FORE 423 Forest Transportation and Road Design
- FORE 426 Forest Products Marketing and International Trade
- FORE 435 Forest Economics 2
- FORE 436 Forest Tree Breeding
- FORE 443 Biosecurity Risk Management
- FORE 475 Independent Course of Study
Bachelor of Forestry Science with Honours
Students with a good grade average across their studies will be invited to complete their degree with honours, which adds the course FORE 414 Dissertation to their final year.