Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Forestry, BSFOR

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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

124 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111-112 credits)

Major Selectives (3 credits)

  • Forest Health Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (53-54 credits)

Electives (8-9 credits)

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.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

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

Additional Requirements

Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements

14-15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

6 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

13 Credits

14-15 Credits


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

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