Urban Forestry (BS) at University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
Bachelors (BS)

4 years
Full time

Course description:

Develop your passion for the urban environment as you learn more about sustainability, green space planning, and nature in the city. Urban Forestry is the first undergraduate degree in Canada dedicated to the planning and management of urban green spaces.

If you’re interested in learning about urban ecology, sustainability planning, recreation, human well-being, and forest sciences and management, Urban Forestry could be for you. Taught in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, this Faculty of Forestry degree teaches important and transferable skills related to: smart data; modelling and visualization; planning and design methods; Community engagement and communications; Policy, economics, and legal and professional practice.

School Department:

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Forestry at University of British Columbia

Entry Requirements:

English-language requirements
• English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements
• Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school: Baccalauréat Général/Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du second degré. Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counsellor. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

• Admission average calculated on final year academic courses/exams: Grades required for admission will vary by program, but based on the France grading scale, the minimum average needed to fall within the competitive range is approximately 11 out of 20.

Degree-specific requirements: Urban Forestry
• Mathématiques (coeff.7+) (Math-Informatiques does not satisfy the Math requirement)
• Two of Biologie-écologie (coeff. 5+), Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (coeff. 5+), or Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)


Official Programme Website: https://you.ubc.ca/ubc_programs/urban-forestry/

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