About the Program
Learn to apply biological, ecological, economic and social knowledge as you develop and implement sustainable forest management plans. Studies emphasize understanding how forest ecosystems function, the role of natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. The Forestry major was recently revised to allow students to specialize in one of four concentrations: forest management, forest science, urban forestry, and sustainable biomaterials (the latter is a technology-based degree for making products out of wood). This major prepares the student for careers with public agencies such as state divisions of forestry or the U.S. Forest Service (forest management concentration), private industry and consulting firms (urban forestry, sustainable biomaterials) and graduate school (forest science). The major is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
You are preparing for work in public organizations (state/federal fish and wildlife), not-for-profit organizations (The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited), private consulting firms, or for graduate studies (MS, PhD, DVM). This degree meets the educational standards of The Wildlife Society to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist.
Wildlife Major Change (CODO) Requirements