Forestry is the profession of sustainably managing forestlands to meet society's demands for wood, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, conservation of forest flora and fauna, and climate amelioration.
The nationally accredited Forestry curriculum is widely regarded as one of the top five forestry programs in the country. It provides a sound understanding of forest ecosystems, the various ways people view and utilize the forest, and management tools and concepts applied in forest conservation and management.
The curriculum stresses "hands-on" field experience, teamwork, and developing critical thinking skills through problem analysis, and is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
The graduate from this major will be a professional forester responsible for the resolution of competing uses of the forest and forest resources, and for the management of healthy, productive forests in meeting the owner's objectives.
Graduates frequently take employment in the region's dynamic forest products industry, with forestry or environmental consulting firms, or with public land management agencies.