Forestry B.S.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the Rubenstein Core Curriculum Requirements.

Major Requirements

The Forestry major provides students with an education in ecologically responsible forestry, emphasizing the complex landscapes of the northeastern United States. Students develop their abilities to coordinate and manage all aspects of sustainable forestry through an education that combines a strong foundation in natural and social sciences with hands-on field-based classes, internships, research experiences, and forest management projects. This Society of American Foresters accredited curriculum is integrative, technologically current, and science-based.

Students supplement a core of required forestry and related courses with a student-proposed, faculty-approved area of concentration1 such as forest ecosystem health, forest ecology, consulting forestry, public forest administration, or international development.

The concentration represents at least nine credits and can be fulfilled by a self-designed sequence of course work2, an appropriate university minor, or a natural resource oriented study abroad experience.

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree.

CHEM 1100Outline: General Chem w/lab4
FOR 1090Introduction to Forestry1
FOR 1210Dendrology4
FOR 2110Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 14
FOR 2120Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 24
FOR 2220Forest Ecosystem Analysis 34
FOR 2991Internship3
FOR 3230Multi-Resource Silviculture4
FOR 3330Management of Forest Woodlots13
FOR 3990Special Topics (Wildland Fire)3
FOR 4720Sustain Mgmt Forest Ecosys4
MATH 1088Numbers for Naturalists3
NR 2400Applied Environ Statistics4
NR 2430Intro to Geog Info Systems3
PBIO 1040Intro to Botany4-8
or BIOL 1400
BIOL 1450
Principles of Biology 1
and Principles of Biology 2
PSS 2610Fundmntls of Soil Science4
A course in economics or ecological economics 43
ECON 1450Principles of Microeconomics3
or NR 2410 Intro to Ecological Economics
At least 9 additional credits in the area of concentration 1, 29-12

The student-proposed concentration must be endorsed by the student’s advisor and approved by the Forestry faculty prior to the last three semesters of study.


The self-designed sequence of course work for the student's concentration should be at least six credits at the 2000-level or higher.


The field intensive course, FOR 2220, is offered only during the summer session.


Or an advisor approved economics course.