Bachelor of Science in Forestry | UMP

APS Required

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Duration

4 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 30
  • NSC or IEB with Admission for Bachelor Pass
  • English (Home or First Additional Language) Level 4
  • Mathematics Level 4
  • Physical Science Level 4
  • Two of Life Science, Agricultural Science or Geography level 4

Career Prospects

  1. Forester: Manage and oversee forest ecosystems, including natural forests, plantations, and protected areas, to ensure sustainable forest management and conservation. Foresters develop forest management plans, conduct timber inventories, and implement silvicultural practices to optimize forest health, productivity, and biodiversity.
  2. Forest Ecologist: Study forest ecosystems and ecological processes to understand and conserve biodiversity, ecosystem services, and natural resources. Forest ecologists conduct research, monitor forest dynamics, and assess environmental impacts to inform forest management practices and conservation strategies.
  3. Forest Operations Manager: Plan and coordinate forestry operations, including timber harvesting, road construction, and reforestation activities, to meet production targets and environmental objectives. Forest operations managers oversee logging crews, equipment procurement, and safety compliance to ensure efficient and sustainable forest operations.
  4. Forest Resource Analyst: Analyze spatial data, remote sensing imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS) to assess forest resources, monitor land use changes, and support decision-making in forestry management and planning. Forest resource analysts develop resource inventories, habitat maps, and land cover classifications to guide forest management strategies and conservation initiatives.
  5. Wildlife Manager: Manage wildlife populations and habitats within forested landscapes, promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable hunting and recreation opportunities. Wildlife managers conduct habitat assessments, implement wildlife monitoring programs, and develop habitat enhancement projects to support diverse wildlife species in forest ecosystems.
  6. Forest Policy Analyst: Analyze forest policies, regulations, and governance frameworks to evaluate their effectiveness in promoting sustainable forest management, conservation, and community livelihoods. Forest policy analysts conduct policy research, stakeholder consultations, and advocacy efforts to influence forest policy development and implementation at local, national, and international levels.
  7. Forest Carbon Specialist: Assess and quantify carbon stocks, sequestration rates, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with forest ecosystems to support climate change mitigation and carbon offset initiatives. Forest carbon specialists conduct carbon inventories, develop carbon accounting protocols, and implement forest carbon projects to enhance carbon storage and reduce deforestation and forest degradation.
  8. Forest Extension Officer: Provide forestry advisory and extension services to forest landowners, communities, and stakeholders to promote sustainable forest management practices and forest-based livelihoods. Forest extension officers deliver training, workshops, and outreach programs on topics such as agroforestry, community forestry, and forest restoration to enhance forest resilience and community well-being.
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