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Forest Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
The Forest Sciences program from University of British Columbia is based on the principle that forests are complex ecosystems made up of thousands of living organisms and non-living components, and that our use of one part of the forest ecosystem can impact all of the others.
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Overview

If you have an inquisitive mind and want to unravel the mysteries of nature, the Forest Sciences program from University of British Columbia could be for you. As a student in this academically challenging degree, you’ll improve your understanding of forest wildlife, fires, insects, diseases, soil, tree genetics, and forest regeneration.

You’ll also learn how to ask and approach important questions like: How do plants and animals in forest ecosystems react to insects and disease, climate change, pollution, harvesting, and recreational use? How can we sustain the biological diversity of our forests while meeting our resource needs?

As a Forest Sciences student, you’ll:

  • Complete extensive, hands-on lab work.
  • Take part in a week-long field school at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge, BC.
  • Write an original, six-credit thesis under the supervision of a faculty member in your final year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Conservation
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
  • Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Classification and Silvics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)
  • IB Mathematics, excluding IB Math Studies*
  • IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics 
  • Grade 11/junior-level Chemistry 
  • Grade 11/junior-level Biology (strongly recommended) or Physics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9804 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39197 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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