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Undergraduate subject

Forestry Science

Mātauranga Ngahere

13 October 2023
Forestry Science covers the management of natural resources in the worldwide industry, with particular relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand.


Forestry Science


Forestry Science is all about learning how to sustainably manage forest resources, conservation, and in policy and planning.

UC is the only university in Australasia offering this programme with a focus on ethical and sustainable management of plantation and native forests.

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Forestry Science

What will my study involve?

  • A wide combination of courses, covering the commercial forestry industry, and efforts in conservation and restoration of forests.
  • Coursework in and out of the classroom with workshops, labs, and fieldtrips to plantations and native forests.
  • Options for exchange programmes with the University of British Columbia in Canada, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the USA.

Forestry Science


There is also a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours specialising in Forest Engineering at UC.

Bachelor of Forestry Science

UC offers a Bachelor of Forestry Science , which focuses on the biology, management, and maintenance of forest resources.

Those who attain a good Grade Point Average during the second and third years will be invited to consider undertaking Honours in the final year of the degree, which includes completing a piece of original research on a Forestry topic of choice.

Forestry Science

Career opportunities

Forestry Science is a degree that is well supported by employers in Aotearoa because of the industry demand for foresters with sustainability, conservation, and commercial logistics experience.

Career pathways could include:

  • forest management
  • forest consulting
  • forest policy and planning
  • sustainable land management.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Forestry Science.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

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