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Forest Resources Management Major (Specialization in Integrated Resource Management)

The Specialization in Integrated Resource Management is designed to educate adaptable professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the discipline, an ability to acquire specific knowledge and skills as required, and the confidence to play a decision-making role in a wide variety of resource management situations.

Students are provided with an introduction to the biological, physical, and social sciences upon which forest resource management is based, and a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and the ways in which they can be managed to yield a socially desirable mix of goods and services. Students will also gain an understanding of the political and socio-economic environment in which forestry is practiced, and an appreciation for the historical and ethical foundations of the profession.  


Students Entering from Secondary School 


First Year 
APBI 2003
ENGL 100-level or FRST 1503
BIOL 111 and 12116
CHEM 121 (100, 111) or PHYS 131 (100, 101)24/3
ECON 101 or FRST 1013
FRST 1003
FRST 23233
MATH 100 or 19043
Total Credits30/31
Second Year 
CONS 2003
FOPR 2644
FRST 200 or NRES 2003
FRST 201 or NRES 2013
FRST 210 or NRES 2103
FRST 211 or NRES 2113
FRST 231 or NRES 2313
FRST 2393
Total Credits31
FRST 3505, 6 or FRST 3515, 6 immediately preceding third year2
Third Year 
FRST 3053
FRST 3073
FRST 3183
FRST 3203
FRST 3393
FRST 3853
FRST 3863
FRST 3953
FRST 4522
WOOD 3653
Specialization-specific elective73
Total Credits32
Fourth Year 
FRST 4153
FRST 4223
FRST 4236
FRST 4973
One of CONS 340, NRES 340, NRES 2413
WOOD 4613
Specialization-specific electives73
Total Credits30
1 Students with Biology 12 should replace BIOL 111 with 3 credits of electives. 
2 CHEM 111 and PHYS 100 are intended for students without CHEM 12 and PHYS 12, respectively. If students do not have Grade 12 level in both sciences, they are encouraged to select a science not taken at the Grade 12 level. PHYS 106 or 107 or 117 can substitute for PHYS 131. 
3 Students with strong computing skills, especially in the use of spreadsheets, can replace FRST 232 with 3 credits of electives, upon approval by the program director. 
4 Students may take MATH 180, 184, 190 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective requirements. 
5 Credit will be given for only one of FRST 350 or FRST 351. 
6 Students will be assigned to the most appropriate course based on their levels of forestry and field experience as determined by the course instructors. 
7 Specialization-specific electives are to be chosen from: APBI 244/GEOB 204 (3); CONS 310 (3), 340 (3), 370 (3), 412 (3), 415 (3), 481 (3); FOPR 362 (3), FOPR 464 (3); FRST 302 (3), 370 (3), 403 (3), 404 (4), 427 (3), 439 (3), 443 (3), 491 (3); NRES 341 (3); WOOD 492 (3). 

Transfer Students

Students entering from first-year university or equivalent must complete all required first and second year courses that were not completed at their previous institution(s) before entering third year. The third and fourth year requirements are the same as listed above.

Canadian Forestry Technology Graduates

Students entering after graduating with a two-year Forestry Technical Diploma from an approved Canadian college or institute of technology should consult with Forestry Student Services to determine what their “revised program” might look like.


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