Skip to Navigation
    Purdue University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry, BSFOR


Return to Catalog Search Return to: Catalog Search

About the Program

Learn to apply biological, ecological, economic, and social knowledge as you develop and implement sustainable forest management plans. Studies emphasize understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. This prepares you for careers with public agencies such as state divisions of forestry, U.S. Forest Service or private industries and consulting firms. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Forestry Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Forestry  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

124 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (116 credits)


Major Selectives (10 credits)


  • Ecology & Systematics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Forestry Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Forest Health Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Laboratory in Ecology & Systematics Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54 credits)


Electives (8 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 8.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

124 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements


15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


6 Credits


12 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


13 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Return to Catalog Search Return to: Catalog Search