Are you interested in pursuing a post-secondary education to pursue certification in a specific field? Here we have outlined college and university learning opportunities available throughout Nova Scotia, as well as in New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. Programs offerings are available in biology, conservation, environmental management, forest engineering, geography, geology, wildlife conservation and more.

See below for a comprehensive list of courses and program details:

Forestry Related University/College Program in Nova Scotia

ProgramTraining Organization/ InstitutionCertificationWebsiteLocation
Bachelor of Arts and Science in EnvironmentCape Breton Universitywww.cbu.caSydney NS
BiologyAcadia UniversityBSc, MSc courses in ecology, plants, conservation, wildlife and habitat managementwww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
BiologyCape Breton Universitywww.cbu.caSydney NS
BiologySaint Francis Xavier UniversityTwo interdisciplinary programs: Aquatic Resources and Environmental Science, MScwww.stfx.caAntigonish NS
BiologySaint Mary's Universitywww.smu.caHalifax NS
BiologyUniversite Sainte-AnneBSc with concentration on Environmental Biologywww.usainteanne.caChurch Point NS
Biology-EcologyDalhousie University www.dal.caHalifax NS
Climate and EnvironmentSaint Francis Xavier UniversityBAScwww.stfx.caAntigonish NS
Community DevelopmentAcadia UniversityOutdoor and Adventure Educationwww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
Earth ScienceSaint Francis Xavier UniversityTo some extent reforestation. Honours, advanced major, major and minor programs.www.stfx.caAntigonish NS
Earth ScienceDalhousie University BA, Bsc, MSc, PhD www.dal.ca Halifax NS
Environmental and Sustainability StudiesAcadia UniversityMajor, Honors or combined with Community Developmentwww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
Environmental BiologyDalhousie University 27 credit hours, Certificatewww.dal.caHalifax NS
Environmental Engineering Dalhousie University Meng.www.dal.caHalifax NS
Environmental GeoscienceAcadia UniversityBSc, Major and Honors, MCDwww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
Environmental Impact AssessmentDalhousie University 24 credit hourswww.dal.caHalifax NS
Environmental ScienceAcadia UniversityBSc, Minor, Major and Honorswww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
Environmental ScienceDalhousie University Agricultural CampusBSc, BAwww.dal.caTruro NS
Environmental ScienceSaint Mary's UniversityBSC, Minors in Ecology, Plant Biology, Conservationwww.smu.caHalifax NS
Environmental ScienceSaint Francis Xavier University4 year program advanced major in four concentrations: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Climate and Water. BScwww.stfx.caAntigonish NS
Environmental ScienceDalhousie University BSc, BAwww.dal.caHalifax NS
Environmental StudiesCape Breton Universitywww.cbu.caSydney NS
Environmental StudiesSaint Mary's UniversityBESwww.smu.caHalifax NS
Environmental StudiesDalhousie University MESwww.dal.caHalifax NS
Environmental Sustainability and Society Program Dalhousie University BScwww.dal.caHalifax NS
Geographic Information ScienceDalhousie UniversityCertificatewww.dal.ca Halifax NS
Geographic Information ScienceNova Scotia Community College1 year, Certificatewww.nscc.caLawrencetown NS
GeographySaint Mary's UniversityMA, BA, BSc, BA Honours BSc Honourswww.smu.caHalifax NS
GeologyAcadia UniversityBSc, Minor, Major, Honors, MScwww.acadiau.caWolfville NS
Geomatics Engineering TechnologyNova Scotia Community College1 year, Diplomawww.nscc.ca Lawrencetown NS
Geospatial Data AnalyticsNova Scotia Community College1 year, Advanced Diplomawww.nscc.ca Lawrencetown NS
Indigenous StudiesDalhousie University 9 credit hours, Certificate, Minor for various Bach. Degreeswww.dal.ca Halifax NS
Integrated Environmental ManagementDalhousie University Agricultural CampusBScAgrwww.dal.ca Truro NS
Masters of Resource and Environmental Management Dalhousie University www.dal.ca Halifax NS
Mi'kmaw StudiesCape Breton Universitywww.cbu.caSydney NS
Natural Resources Environment TechnologyNova Scotia Community College2 years, Diplomawww.nscc.ca Port Hawkesbury NS, Bridgewater NS
Plant Science -to some extent reforestationDalhousie University Agricultural CampusBScAgrwww.dal.caTruro NS
Remote SensingNova Scotia Community College1 year, Diplomawww.nscc.caLawrencetown NS
Survey TechnicianNova Scotia Community College1 year, Certificatewww.nscc.caLawrencetown NS

Forest Sector Related University/College Programs in Other Atlantic Provinces

ProgramOrganization/ InstitutionCertificationWebsiteLocation
Applied Climate Change and AdaptionUniversity of Prince Edward IslandBSc Majorwww.upie.ca Charlottetown PEI
BiologyUniversite de MonctonBScwww.umoncton.caMoncton NB, Edmunston NB
BiologyUniversity of New Brunswickwww.unb.caFredericton NB
Biology - focus on Ecology, Conservation, Plants and EnvironmentMount Allison UniversityBSc- Minor, Major, Honorswww.mta.caSackville NB
Boreal Ecosystems and Agriculture SciencesMemorial University MScwww.mun.caCorner Brook Nfld
Conservation EnforcementHolland College18 weeks Certificatewww.hollandcollege.comCharlottetown PEI
Environmental Management University of New BrunswickMasterswww.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Environment and Natural ResourcesUniversity of New BrunswickBSc.www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Environment and SocietySt. Thomas UniversityBAwww.stu.caFredericton NB
Environment and SustainabilityMemorial University BESwww.mun.caCorner Brook Nfld
Environmental Applied Science TechnologyHolland College2 year Diploma, Can move on to BScwww.hollandcollege.comCharlottetown PEI
Environmental ScienceMemorial University Bsc., MSc, MEnvSci., PhDwww.mun.caCorner Brook Nfld
Environmental ScienceMount Allison UniversityBSc.- Minor Major, Honorswww.mta.ca Sackville NB
Environmental ScienceUniversite de MonctonMinorwww.umoncton.caMoncton NB
Environmental ScienceUniversity of Prince Edward IslandPhDwww.upie.caCharlottetown PEI
Environmental StudiesMemorial University Bachelorswww.mun.ca Corner Brook Nfld
Environmental StudiesMount Allison UniversityBA-Minor, Major, Honors www.mta.ca Sackville NB
Environmental StudiesUniversite de MonctonMasterswww.umoncton.ca Moncton NB
Environmental StudiesUniversity of Prince Edward IslandBachelor, Major, Minor, Specializationwww.upie.caCharlottetown PEI
Environmental StudiesCrandall UniversityBScwww.crandalu.caMoncton NB
Environmental TechnologyNew Brunswick Community College2 year Diplomawww.nbcc.caMiramichi NB
Fish and Wildlife Technology (Forest Technology prerequisite)Maritime College of Forest Technologywww.mcft.caFredericton NB
Forest EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickMasterswww.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Forest ManagementUniversite de MonctonBScwww.umoncton.caMoncton NB, Edmunston NB
Forest ScienceUniversite de MonctonMasterswww.umoncton.caEdmunston NB
Forest TechnologyMaritime College of Forest Technology2 yearswww.mcft.caFredericton NB
ForestryUniversity of New BrunswickBSc., Masterswww.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Geographic Information SystemsMount Allison Universityminor for any degreewww.mta.ca Sackville NB
GeographyMount Allison UniversityBA-Minor, Major, Honorswww.mta.ca Sackville NB
GeographyUniversite de MonctonBAwww.umoncton.ca Moncton NB, Edmunston NB, Shippigan NB
Geological EngineeringUniversity of New Brunswickwww.unb.ca Fredericton NB
Geomatics/ Survey Engineering TechnologyCollege of the North AtlanticCo-op 3 year Diplomawww.cna.nl.caSaint John's Nfld
Natural ResourcesAcademy Canada2 year Diplomawww.academycanada.comSaint John's Nfld
Pesticide Applicator Forestry/Industrial Class C New Brunswick Community CollegeOnlinehttps://nbcc.ca/programs-coursesFredericton NB
Pesticide Applicator (Pilot) Class ANew Brunswick Community CollegeOnlinehttps://nbcc.ca/programs-coursesFredericton NB
Pesticide CertificationNew Brunswick Community CollegeOnlinehttps://nbcc.ca/programs-coursesFredericton NB
Science in Forest EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickMasterswww.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Science in ForestryUniversity of New BrunswickMasterswww.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/Fredericton NB
Wildlife ConservationUniversity of Prince Edward IslandBSc Majorwww.upie.ca Charlottetown PEI
Wildlife Conservation TechnologyHolland College2 year Diplomawww.hollandcollege.comCharlottetown PEI