Thunder Bay • Orillia

Undergraduate Programs

General Information about Faculty of Natural Resources Management Programs:


The HBScF program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. This signifies that graduates of the program meet the academic requirements for membership in professional associations throughout Canada, the United States and beyond.


Undergraduates qualify for student membership; graduates for full Active Membership. The Institute is the national association of forestry professionals involved in all aspects of renewable resources management and research.


In addition to the field trips and training sessions which are conducted through the academic year, students will be required to attend a field school during the period preceding the commencement of first term lectures.

The mandatory field school will be held in the period 10 days prior to the start of the term. The sessions will be conducted in regional camps, the University Forest, and in other extensive forested areas within daily commuting distance by bus from the University campus; upper year students will have the opportunity to travel internationally. Students will be notified via email as to their specific field school requirements and locations. There are also fieldtrips throughout the academic year depending on course content.

Equipment Requirements

Field work in the undergraduate programs constitutes an average of 20% of scheduled instructional time. Natural resources education, because of its associated field work, therefore, involves expenses additional to those for classroom instruction.

Essential items for field work include:

1. Hard Hat


2. Professional quality compass with mirror


3. Suitable clothing and footwear (e.g., long pants, layered shirt, good quality jacket that will resist snagging in the bush, wool socks, quality safety-toed leather boots, sunblock, bug spray)


4. Quality steel-toed, green patch safety work boots that are to be 6-8 inches tall in the ankle


5. Water bottle


6. Hand magnifier


7. Rain gear


8. Back pack


9. Safety glasses


10. High-visibility vests OR Cruising vest


The costs given are estimates only.


Students should acquire field experience through summer employment in various natural resources activities.


Natural Resources Management 0990 First Aid Certificate
All candidates for the forestry degree must obtain a St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent as a requirement for the degree.

The following program offerings are available in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management Co-operative Option (TB)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management - Transfer (TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Co-operative Option (TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry - Transfer (TB)