VSU Forestry at glance

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Duration 4 Years
College College of Forestry and Environmental Science
Department Department of Forest Science
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte
VSU Forestry at glance

Forestry Students gathering data on trees during their forest inventory class

About the Program

The BS Forestry program promotes the scientific conversion and management of forests for judicious and sustainable use of forest products and services. The program covers four (4) fields of study namely: Forest Biological Sciences, Forest Resources Management, Social Forestry and Forest Governance; and Forest Products Utilization.

Program Goals
The graduates of BS Forestry program should be able to practice the profession with the competence and integrity in promoting sustainable management of forest resources and ecosystem services; and the conservation of soil, water and biodiversity.


Program highlights

  • It is a 4-year curriculum with 178 academic units, 6-unit field practice or Thesis
  • BSF curriculum is compliant with; CHED Memorandum Order 44 s. 2006 Aligned with the VSU mission, vision and goals
  • The curriculum is compliant with the TPAE (Technical Panel for Agriculture Education) standards for the graduates to qualify in taking the Forester’s Licensure Board Examination.
  • Completion of 155 unit courses excluding PE and NSTP
  • OJT and Thesis are required
  • Strong faculty; Trained in prestigious universities in the country and abroad. Some are recipients of prestigious awards and are Board exam topnotchers.
  • Strong academic, research and extension programs; 
  • Active linkages with local and foreign partners;
  • World-class facilities
  • DFS Reading room
  • BSF students using builders transit level in forest surveying class
  • VSU Forestry Contact

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the this program can be employed as a:

  • Forest Management
  • Watershed/River Basin Management
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Forest Resource Inventory
  • Tree and Agroforestry Farming
  • Upland Development
  • Range and Pasture Development and Management
  • Protected Area and Ecotourism Management
  • Research, Development, and Extension
  • Educational Management 
  • Livelihood and Enterprise Development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Protection
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management
  • Forest Products Production and Utilization
  • Urban Landscaping
  • Teaching in Academic Institution

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo – Class of 1982 - Former DENR Undersecretary
  • Dr. Jupiter V. Casas - Class of 1991 - Former Vice President, CMU
  • Dr. Nestor O. Gregorio - Class of 1995 - Research Fellow, USC, Australia
  • Dr. Edwin E. Cedamon - Class of 2000 - Research Fellow, U of Adelaide, Australia
  • Dr. Arturo E. Pasa - Class of 1992 - Professor, VSU


Department of Forest Science
College of Forestry and Environmental Science
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: 053 565 0600 local 1026
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