Department of Forestry
Established in 1954, the Department of Forestry prepares graduates for meaningful science-based careers in the management and use of forested ecosystems. Students who graduate from the forestry program have a 98% placement rate.
You'll find that MSU's forestry department is one of the only programs in the country to offer an intensive, nine-week Summer Field Program in applied forest management, providing real-world experiences that help your marketability for employment post-graduation.
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. Our program will prepare you for a professional career in forest resource management and use. Customize your learning experience with one of the following major concentrations: Environmental Conservation, Forest Business, Forest Management, Urban Forestry, and Wildlife Management. This major is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
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. Customize your learning experience with one of the following major concentrations: 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 allow faculty to make an impact that matters on campus and beyond. They also provide part-time employment opportunities in science-based research and extension programs for many forestry students. These employment opportunities provide real-world experience related directly to the chosen profession and career objectives of these students.