The Bachelor of Urban Forestry (B.U.F.) degree is a four-year program featuring a holistic urban forestry curriculum, focusing on planning and management of forest and green-space systems in urban, peri-urban, and rural communities.
Students are provided with competencies in four core themes: climate change and sustainability, forest health and management, urban ecology, and recreation and human wellbeing. Students learn strong skills in management, data acquisition and analysis, planning, policy, and communications.
The curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree with optional specialization in one of two minors: (1) Urban Greenspace Management or (2) Landscape and Recreation Planning. The program consists of 90-93 credits of core courses, an optional choice of a minor (18 credits), restricted electives (9 credits) and free electives (3-6 credits). Students who choose not to select a minor will make up the 18 credits that comprise a minor through a selection of courses from both minor pools. Students apply to the program director for entry into one of the two minors upon completion of Second Year. Acceptance may be limited by demand, in which case acceptance will be based on academic standing at the completion of Second Year.