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Forestry as a Career?. Forestry as a Career!. It starts with a four-year university degree. There are also two-year degree programs. Forestry Major (an example). Major study and approved electives to total 133 credits . Core Forestry Courses (58 credits)

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forestry as a career

Forestry as a Career?

Forestry as a Career!

It starts with a four-year university degree.

There are also two-year degree programs.

forestry major an example
Forestry Major (an example)

Major study and approved electives to total 133 credits.

Core Forestry Courses (58 credits)

Elective Forestry Courses (50 credits)

General Degree Requirements (50-56 credits)

Note: Credits add up to more than 133.Many times courses within a major alsomeet general degree requirements.

areas of study
Areas of Study


Natural ResourcesPaper SciencePhilosophySoil ResourcesWater ResourcesWildlife Resources

forestry emphases
Forestry Emphases

Forestry is a broad field where special emphases can be earned at the undergraduate level. Each emphasis has different set of electives, but usually the “core” courses are the same. Some of these emphases are:

Forest ManagementUrban ForestryForest RecreationForest AdministrationForest UtilizationEcosystem RestorationWood ScienceForest Conservation

core forestry courses 58 credits
Core Forestry Courses, 58 credits


BiometryMensurationForest ProtectionEcosystem EcologyManagement & FinanceSilviculture

Natural Resources

People, Resources, BiosphereEcological Basis of NR Mngt.Fish, Forestry, & WildlifeSoil & Water ResourcesResource EconomicsNatural Resource Seminars

core forestry courses 58 credits continued
Core Forestry Courses, 58 credits (continued)

Summer Camp

Land SurveyingForest Measurement-Field ExperienceSelected TopicsSoil Conservation & Watershed InventorySoil Inventory MethodsAquatic Ecosystem EvaluationWildlife Mngt. TechniquesEnvironmental Study in Europe

core forestry courses 58 credits continued1
Core Forestry Courses, 58 credits (continued)

Other Courses

Plant BiologyComputer Information SystemsMacroeconomicsEnvironmental Ethics

elective courses 50 credits
Elective Courses50 credits

Forestry Electives

Forest EcologyAmenity ForestryHarvesting SystemsForest ProductsRegional SilvicultureFire & EcologyForest PathologyForest EntomologyRange ManagementForest RecreationLandscape Maintenance

Urban ForestryRecreation UseCurrent IssuesForestry InternshipLandscape ArchitectureForestry SeminarsWood ManufacturingTree Structure & FunctionField SilvicultureTree Genetics

elective courses 50 credits continued
Elective Courses 50 credits (continued)

Natural Resource Electives

Public RelationsInternational Resource MngtAir ResourcesResource AdministrationAir Photo InterpretationResource Policy & LawIntegrated Resource Mngt.

elective courses 50 credits continued1
Elective Courses 50 credits (continued)

Other Electives

Animal BiologyPlant PhysiologyFundamental ChemistryApplied CalculusTrigonometryInterpersonal CommunicationOrganizational Communication Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Pulp & Paper Processes Forest SoilsHydrologyWatershed Mngt. Wildlife Habitat Mngt.

general degree requirements 50 credits certain courses in the major apply
General Degree Requirements - 50 credits(Certain courses in the Major apply)

Many Options for Each Category

EnglishCommunicationMathematicsGeneral Science Wellness & Health (phys.ed.)Humanities (Art, Literature, Foreign LanguagePhilosophy, Social Science, History)

Potential Employers

State Department of Natural Resources

U.S. Forest Service

Other federal agencies (BIA, BLM, IRS, FWS, military, etc.)

Forest Industry (Mead, International Paper, Louisiana-Pacific, many others)

Non-forest Industry (those with large land holdings)

Private Organizations (TNC, Trusts, MUCC, many others)

Universities, Colleges, Special Schools

Cities and Towns