Department of Forestry
Established in 1954, the Department of Forestry prepares graduates for professional, science-based careers in the management and use of forested ecosystems.
The department has one of the only programs in the nation to offer hands-on experience in applied forest management through the intensive, nine-week Summer Field Program. In research, scientists work under the broad categories of forest biology and watershed management; forest economics, management and policy; and forest measurements and spatial technology. With 125,000 forest landowners in the state, forest professionals provide landowner outreach for the successful management of forest resources.
The undergraduate major in forestry is a science-based program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The forestry major concentrations include Environmental Conservation, Forest Business, Forest Management, Forest Products, Urban Forestry, and Wildlife Management. This major is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). These programs prepare graduates for professional careers in forest resource management and use.
Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation
The undergraduate major in natural resource and environmental conservation is a science-based program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The natural resource and environmental conservation major offers concentrations in natural resource law and administration, natural resource technology, and resource conservation science. This major is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
Teaching, Research, & Service.
The members of the Forestry Department’s faculty undertake nationally recognized program activities in the three areas of departmental responsibility: teaching, research, and service. These activities provide part-time employment opportunities in science-based research and extension programs for many forestry students. This employment is related directly to the chosen profession and career objectives of these students.