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 Academic year 23/24: 11 september 2023
  • Application deadline Academic year 23/24: 30th June 2023
  • ECTS credits 180 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German and French in mixed-language classes.
  • Location Zollikofen
  • School School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL

Start your bachelor's degree in autumn 2023 and apply now. Do you still have questions? Get answers at the next information event.

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