Forest Science

Do you want to work in forestry or a related environmental field? Look no further than our degree programme in forest science.

This degree programme

  • is the only full-time forestry course offered at university level in Switzerland;
  • represents the intersection of ecological, social and economic issues related to woodlands;
  • provides you with in-depth insight into current research and practice;
  • takes both domestic and international perspectives into consideration;
  • is modular and allows you to customise your studies, whether full-time or part-time;
  • offers you the choice between three specialisations, Forests and Society, Mountain Forests and Natural Hazards, and Forests and the Timber Industry;
  • provides excellent and wide-ranging job opportunities.
Bachelor Waldwissenschaften


  • Title/Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Specialisations Forest Ecosystem and Multifunctionality, Mountain Forests and Natural Hazards, Forests and the Timber Industry
  • Mode of study Full-time (6 semesters), part-time (7–10 semesters)
  • Start date Calendar week 38
  • Application deadline Academic year 21/22: 30th April 2021
  • ECTS credits 180 ECTS credits
  • Study language German and French
  • Location Zollikofen
  • Department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
  Until further notice, applications for the programme starting in autumn 2021 are still being accepted but without a guarantee of a place.

This degree programme is offered in German. For detailed information, go to the German page.