Bachelor of Science - Forest Science Major (Honours)
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; OR Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and a study score of at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.
The forest science major provides detailed biological learning in natural and plant sciences and extends this knowledge into the landscape, with a specific focus on forested lands. This major combines biological based subjects with those that explore practical land management giving students a chance to further develop their knowledge in areas such as ecology, botany, plant physiology, vegetation management and conservation and environmental risk assessment culminating in the capstone subject title Forest Systems where students explore the complexity of managing forests for their multiple values through real life case studies. In addition, the major provides the flexibility for students to undertake wide range of subjects outside the major to create a unique and fulfilling educational experience. Drawing on the strengths of the Science Faculty, this major creates clear pathways to related new generation coursework masters programs like the Master of Forest Ecosystem Science and the Master of Science or open the door for a career in the management of forested lands.