Forestry is all about managing and developing forested areas. These areas are managed for activities like hiking and camping, to help protect animals, and to make money such as cutting trees to make paper.

For this major you’ll take lots of forestry classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in forestry.

Sample Courses

Forestry Courses:

  • Forest Measurement and Inventory
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Forest Resource Sampling
  • Forest and Plant Pathology
  • Watershed Science and Management
  • Soil Science
  • Forest Resource Economics
  • Silviculture Reforestation
  • Forest Management and Policy
  • Dendrology
  • Wood Properties and Utilization
  • Timber Management
  • Wildland Fire
  • Forest Harvesting and Roads
  • Forest Entomology
  • Soils and Hydrology
  • Ecology of Natural Resources
  • Species Response to Climate Change
  • Environmental Law
  • Landscape Genetics

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology