Dec 04, 2020
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.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Forestry is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
124 credits required for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (116 credits)
Required Major Courses (46 credits)
Major Selectives (10 credits)
(See Advising Resources)
- 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
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
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
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.
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.
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