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Bachelor's in Forestry

Program Title: 


Qualification Awarded: 

Bachelor's in Forestry


Agricultural and Natural Sciences

Program Credits: 

240 ECTS

Language of Instruction: 


Duration of the Programme: 

4 years

Objectives of the Programme:

The aim of the program is to prepare graduates that will have knowledge in the field of forestry, knowledge of forest care - protection, restoration and renewal, principles of the sustainable forest use. They will also have knowledge of fundamentals of design, structure, control mechanisms and technology of timber processing in the timber production, as well as the principles of landscape planning and cultivation of decorative gardens and parks, main stages of history of the art of gardening and its modern trends.

Career Options:

Graduates of the program will get the latest knowledge and experience in the field of forestry, ensuring their competitiveness in the labour market and their successful career, since this educational program is developed in accordance with the educational programs of higher education institutions in Europe, namely: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (www.boku.ac.at); Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno (www.mendelu.cz); Wood Technology Department, University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde (www.hnee.de).

After completion of the bachelor's degree program, graduates  will be to pursue career in the following state and private sectors:

  • Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, National Forest Agency and all its Regional Divisions under its subordination;
  • Agency of Protected Areas and its territorial administrations;
  • Environmental NGOs;
  • Municipal offices and private businesses in towns and villages;
  • Botanical Gardens;
  • Nursery farms;
  • Research institutes and laboratories;
  • Timber enterprises.

 If desired, graduates of the Bachelor Program will be able to continue their studies on the next level of education, after completing the necessary procedures. 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completion of the program, graduates of the Bachelor of Forestry will be able to protect forest biodiversity, regenerate and rationally use forest resources, predict the biodiversity of forest ecosystems of protected areas and the planning and management mechanisms of protected areas.

They will know biological and ecological peculiarities of harmful species of insects and diseases, understand the cultivation and management of artificial plants, will be able to participate in the planning and management of urban famine, will be able to determine aspects of tree processing techniques and standardization by the type of harm and disease of certain species using ecological indexes, will be able to identify the pest and disease-causing organisms and determine their harm, able to conduct planning and management of nurseries, able to design and manage timber processing enterprises.

After completing the Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, graduates will own general and specific competencies listed below:

General Competences:

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply critical thinking, discuss and debate;
  • professionally write and communicate in native language;
  • write and communicate scientific material in foreign languages (English) ;
  • adapt and act in unfamiliar and changing environments;
  • work in a group;
  • use modern information and communication technologies;
  • process scientific literature, analyse it and publicly discuss it;
  • appreciate and respect differences and cultural diversity. 

Specific Competences:

Graduates will have:

  • knowledge of the characteristics of plant biology, peculiarities of the biochemical and physiological processes in the plant;
  • ability to identify the ecological factors affecting the biocenosis, ecosystems and biospheres, and evaluate their influence;
  • knowledge of the general principles of plant protection;
  • knowledge of the soil genesis, based on the genesis of soils, soil preparation and management of its fertility;
  • ability to determine the extreme conditions of soil and climatic conditions and relate to the growth and development of specific plants;
  • knowledge of the systematics of dendrology, their morphology, bioecological features and principles of application;
  • knowledge of the principles of sustainable forest management, as well as of planning and implementation of forest economic activities;
  • knowledge of urban greening and landscape planning principles;
  • knowledge of timber manufacturing technologies and processing methods;
  • knowledge of the principles of forest conservation and reproduction of forest biodiversity conservation, protection and rational use of forest resources and forecasting;
  • ability to find and analyse information material on forestry issues, establish a reasoned conclusion on how the problem is set up and how to solve it;
  • ability to evaluate the existing problem and describe it to both specialist and non-specialists, in both written and verbal forms;
  • understanding of the importance of forests, their protection, conservation and sustainable use of natural and artificial ecosystems. 

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