Studying forestry amid urban sprawl—that seems crazy to us. Michigan Tech’s forestry majors have a distinct advantage: one of the largest contiguous forested areas in the eastern US, including over 5,500 acres of research forest, right in our back yard. You’ll spend time studying and researching outdoors, then come back to work in state-of-the-art forestry labs. How smart is that?

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • You'll have outdoor labs beginning your first week of class.
  • Researchers from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science are involved in the longest running predator/prey study—the wolves and moose on Isle Royale. Or study maple die back in northern hardwood forests. Or develop a forest management plan for a local community. The opportunities are endless!
  • The Fall Practicum (fall camp) is conducted at Michigan Tech’s 5,5000-acre research forest, where students live for 14 weeks.
  • Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science has been featured in new stories dealing with global climate change, invasive species, and plant biotechnology.
  • You can get involved in the SFRES Learning Community, a residential community for students seeking degrees in forestry, applied ecology and environmental sciences, and wildlife ecology and management.
  • Many of our graduates go on to become foresters, district conservationists, assistant ecologists, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) specialists, and teachers.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in forestry or geographic information science.

As a forestry major at Michigan Tech, you’ll get the chance to work on awesome projects. The rapidly growing Forest and Environmental Resource Management Enterprise team (FERM) or The Mesocosm—an underground process research lab—are just two options for hands-on research. It’s easy to see that majoring in forestry means more than just learning about trees!

Learn more about forestry at Michigan Tech!