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Bachelor of Science in Forestry in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BS Forestry) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that will train you in managing the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of forestry resources, performing research that can advance the growth of forestry science, and educating the public of the proper conservation and development of forest resources through extension activities.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Tree Morphology and Taxonomy
  • Tree Physiology
  • Forest (Protection) Pathology and Entomology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Tree Genetics
  • Dendrology
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Wildlife
  • Forest Geology and Meteorology
  • Forest Survey
  • Structure and Identification of Vascular Plants
  • Physics and Mechanics of Vascular Plants
  • Chemistry of Forest Products
  • Forest Statistics
  • Forest Biometry and Mensuration
  • Processing and Utilization of Forest Products
  • Forest Infrastructure
  • Principles and Concepts of Social Forestry
  • Forest Economics
  • Forest Policy, Laws, and Administration
  • Rural Upland Community Development
  • Forestry Business and Entrepreneurship

Aside from taking those subjects mentioned above, you may also undergo an On-the-Job Training at farms, processing plants, and public and private companies or agencies involved in the practice of forestry.


Qualified graduates of BS Forestry can find employment as any of the following:

  • Farm Supervisor
  • Farm Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Plant Manager
  • Dairy Herdsman
  • Processing Plant Manager
  • Entomologist
  • Pest Control Supervisor
  • Farm Aide Technician
  • Product Development Officer


Passing the Licensure Examination for Foresters is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the field of forestry. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for more information.


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