Specialization in International Forestry

The Forest Resources Management (Specialization in International Forestry) program combines aspects of forest resources biology and management with developing a global perspective of forest management issues increasingly required for careers in Forestry both in Canada and abroad.

What you will learn

The objective of this program is to produce graduates who have a good science foundation, a second language, cultural sensitivity, and both academic and first-hand knowledge of forestry abroad.The program includes core courses in forest ecology, stand management, silvicultural systems, forest protection, fisheries, hydrology and integrated resource management that are common to the Forest Resources Management program.

In addition, to fulfil the International Forestry component, students must select a regional specialization. Students choose from either Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, or other region with the approval of a program advisor. Within the regional specialization, the program requires 12 credits of relevant language other than English, a pre-approved study abroad exchange for a minimum of one term or work experience for a minimum of 13 weeks and relevant course work in the economic, cultural, and political/historical situation of the region selected.Enrolment in the Forest Resources Management (Specialization in International Forestry) program is limited.

How to apply

To apply for admission, students are required to have a minimum academic standing of 70%. Students can apply to the program after completing 21 credits from the first-year courses (or their equivalent). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.S.F.) and may be eligible for registration as a professional forester. The program consists of a minimum of 135 or 136 credits. Application forms are available after January 15 from the Faculty International Programs Office. Completed application forms and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be received by the International Programs office by May 15. Applicants will be notified by June 30 whether they have been accepted into the program.

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Program Map for International Forestry Specialization