Ecosystem Management Technology Diploma to Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Degree Transfer Program

Program Information

Modern Natural Resources Management is about people, science and technology. It manages the natural environment for the benefit of society, through the application of both natural and social science. As a student, you will acquire a complement of business skills, scientific expertise, along with practical experience; in fact, everything necessary to create meaningful and lasting solutions environmental challenges of today. You have the opportunity to discover methods that will sustain our forests and ecosystems for generations to come. By focusing your Forestry studies within a specialization, you will delve deeper into the areas of Forest Management, Wood Science, or Forest Health and Protection.

Lakehead's Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree is nationally accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. This means that graduates of both the co-op and non co-op programs meet the academic requirements of membership in a number of professional forest associations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Graduates are also qualified for membership in the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and they are eligible to apply for registration with the Ontario Professional Foresters Association to obtain their Registered Professional Forester (R.P.F.) designation.

How the Transfer Program Works

You enter into Year 3 of the four-year Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry program, and can complete your degree in as little as two years. All admits are required to complete the four-week summer transition program prior to entering the fall semester. The summer transition classes normally begin in July. To see the courses that are part of the program, refer to our Academic Calendar and select:

  1. Programs & Faculties from the menu,
  2. Undergraduate Programs from the Faculty of Natural Resources Management section, and
  3. Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Transfer Opportunities from the list of programs. 
  4. You should also review Years 3 and 4 found using the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry link.

Admission Requirements

To be consider for admission, you must:

  • Complete a three-year Ecosystem Management Technology Advanced Diploma from an accredited Canadian college, and
  • Achieve a 70% average in the final year of the program.

Application Process

To apply, please:

  1. Use the Undergrad (105) application
    1. You may need to create an account first, if you have never applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) before. 
    2. Find more information on applying via the 105 application
  2. Select the program Natural Resources Management: Enviro­nmental Management & Forestry (Pathways with All Ontario Colleges) (Thunder Bay Campus only). The OUAC program code is ABF.
  3. Select Forestry using the Subject of Major Interest drop-down menu.
  4. As you proceed through the application process, use the Online Transcript Request, to have your transcript(s) sent to us, if applicable: 
    1. We require all of your post-secondary transcripts (i.e. from all colleges and universities attended).
    2. We do not require your high school transcript.
    3. Some colleges do not add in progress courses to their transcripts. If you are currently completing courses, you are encouraged to upload a screenshot of your upcoming winter term courses to your myInfo account. You will receive your myInfo login credentials in an acknowledgement email from us upon receipt of your application (which can take a few days after you apply using the OUAC).

Who Can I Contact If I Need Assistance?

If you have questions about the transfer program, and/or your application statuscontact Student Central.  

If you encounter issues with the application and/or requesting online transcripts, contact the OUAC

If you cannot access myInfo (our student information portal), try to recover your account first. If that does not work, contact Student Central.  


Learn more about the fees (e.g. application, transcript, document evaluation, etc.) that the OUAC charges

Learn more about the tuition & student fees for your transfer program. Keep in mind that the upcoming school year's fees are not available until June. Before June, you will most likely see last year's amounts. Refer to the Academic Year field if you are unsure.  

To help fund your education, learn more about our scholarships, bursaries and awards

If you are interested in applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, learn more about the program and its criteria

Other Important Information

Take a look at our College & University Transfer Guide

Check out our campus. You can take a virtual tour, or you can book a campus tour

We also host numerous events throughout the year. We encourage you to attend one of our events to learn more about the transfer program.