The Department of Forestry aims to provide the best scientific training programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We prepare our students for pursuing advanced studies or careers in the natural resource management or forest products industries.
The curricula for the undergraduate program are subdivided into two majors: forest science (forest management and forest biology) and wood science (wood chemistry and wood physics). Each major is characterized by a series of core and elective courses to prepare our students as the next generation of professionals in forestry and wood industry. Course loads are 138 credits for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in a 4-year program.
The graduate program of the Department offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Course loads are 30 credits for M.S., and 36 credits for Ph.D. programs, respectively. Graduate students are required to conduct independent research and complete with a thesis (M.S.) or a dissertation (Ph.D.).
Graduate training in the Department is characterized by the close attention and advice from assigned faculty supervisors. Through an individualized program of lectures in the class, tutoring and research in basic and applied topics, graduate students are prepared for pursuing the careers in academics or governmental agencies.
In addition to technical skills, graduate students are also required to attend seminar every week to practice oral presentation and writing.


  • Taxonomy, forest ecology biodiversity
  • Tree physiology, genetics conservation biology
  • Water and nutrient cycling of forest ecosystem
  • Forest policy management
  • Forest economics and evaluation
  • Wood anatomy processing.
  • Forest products utilization, improvement, developm
  • Wood coating
  • Manufacture of bio‐charcoal vinegars
  • Pulping functional paper making
  • Applications preservations of bio‐based materials
  • Wood plant secondary metabolites.
  • Biomass energy its applications


  • 2005 - 本系呂金誠主任利用學校分配本系之圖儀費及業務費,進行系所空間規劃及整修,空間規劃依各研究領域予以區域化,使本系空間得以整合並有效利用;此外,亦向林務局申請補助進行系館週邊環境綠美化工程;2006年延續計畫並進行改善系館外觀及綠美化工程。
  • 2002 - 本系為有效運用北溝苗圃,建成規劃委員會,經向各相關單位爭取經費,總斥資三千七百多萬,於2004年3月12日舉行「北溝實習園區」落成使用。

Strategic Planning

The Department aims at cultivating the well-rounded talents with its multi-disciplinary programs to help students develop comprehensive basic knowledge and analytical skills.
Students are encouraged to have a global view as there is no boundary for the nature. For the core and elective curricula, the Department offers several additional international learning opportunities through student exchange programs with a number of international universities. Some of such programs grant credits. It also welcomes international students to visit the campus for short-term studies under non-credit programs. The Department works closely with the University's Office of Research and Development to arrange the overseas study programs.

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