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.
- 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 practical 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.
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 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.
Some 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.
Te Kura Ngahere | School of Forestry
Phone +64 3 369 3500
Forestry building – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering
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Private Bag 4800
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