The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation offers programs of bachelor, master, and doctor degrees. The undergraduate program is comprised of four fields: Forest Biology, Forest Environment, Biological Materials, and Resources Conservation and Management. Currently all courses are taught in Mandarin.


Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program requires four years of study and a minimum of 128 semester credits. Students must complete residence and course requirements to receive a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture.

(1) The required courses of Forest Biology Division:

Forest ecology, biotechnology, tree physiology, silviculture, biodiversity, tree molecular genetics, dendrology.

(2) The required courses of Forest Environment Division:

Physical environment and biological interactions in forests, global change, impacts of human activities on forests, planning and management of forest environment.

(3) The required courses of Biological Materials Division:

Applications of biological materials, development of environment-friendly woody materials, management and pollution control of forestry industry.

(4) The required courses of Resources Conservation and Management Division:

Management of biological and environmental resources in forests, conservation biology, resource economics, geographical information system.


Master of Science Program

The master of science degree is an academic degree granted by the Graduate Institute of Forestry and Resource Conservation.  Full time students must be in-residence for one to four years and must complete at least 24 credits of appropriate courses and 6 thesis credits, and must submit an acceptable thesis based on original research. A student must fulfill all these requirements and pass thesis defense to receive a Master of Science in Agriculture. The required courses for all divisions are listed as followed:

Seminar(2 credits), Research Program(2 credits), Thesis(6 credits)


Doctor of Philosophy Program

The Graduate Institute of Forestry and Resource Conservation programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree require two to seven years of study beyond the master¡¦s degree, completion of 30 semester credits, (4 special seminar credits and 12 thesis credits included), and defense of an acceptable dissertation based on original research. Graduates are accorded a Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture.