Forestry is the art and science of managing forest resources. You’ll learn to develop management plans and options for forested landscapes and implement them to meet society’s needs while maintaining ecosystem integrity and find a career with the US Forest Service, state divisions of forestry, and the forest industry, including forestry and environmental consulting firms.

Customize your degree with:

Minors available in

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Ecology

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resource Management
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Tree Physiology
  • Wetlands
  • Timber Harvesting

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Participating in a 14-week field semester in our 5,583 acres of research forest
  • Developing a forest management plan for a local school forest
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • Working alongside faculty through the Earn and Learn Assistantship, offered to all accepted School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science students
  • Studying in one of the largest contiguous forested areas in the eastern United States, where your classroom is literally out your back door

Get a job like:

  • Forester
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Ecologist

Work for companies like:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Natural resources and environmental consulting firms

Learn more about forestry at Michigan Tech!