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About this Degree

Forestry is a major economic engine in the South, and forest products are used in thousands of products. Our program, regarded as one of the top five in the country, teaches students how to sustainably manage forest lands to meet society's demands for wood, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, conservation of forest flora and fauna, and climate amelioration.

What you will learn

The curriculum stresses hands-on field experience, teamwork, and developing critical thinking skills through problem analysis.

Classes give students a sound understanding of forest ecosystems, the ways people view and use the forest, and management tools and concepts applied in forest conservation and management. Topics include soils and hydrology, economics, spatial analysis, silviculture, and harvesting.

Possible Job Titles:


Land Manager


Wood Supply Forester

Land Investment Analyst


Forestry majors are in high demand, and most students have multiple job offers upon graduation. Graduates may go on to work as a forester or land manager for state or federal agencies, as an environmental consultant, forestry consultant, wood supply forester or land investment analyst.

Learn more about our Forestry Placement Rates.

General Research Information:

Students may produce research through the Senior Thesis class taken senior year, or learn research skills by taking part in faculty research.


This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

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