Forestry B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College 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.

PBIO 004SU: Intro to Botany4-8
or BIOL 001
BIOL 002
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology
CHEM 023Outline of General Chemistry4
MATH 018QR: Basic Mathematics 33
NR 140Applied Environ Statistics 34
FOR 111Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 14
FOR 112Nat Res Ecol and Assessment 24
PSS 161SU: Fundmntls of Soil Science4
NR 143Intro to Geog Info Systems3
FOR 021Dendrology4
FOR 095Special Topics (Intro to Forestry and Wildlife Biology)1
FOR 122Forest Ecosystem Analysis 44
FOR 190Internship3
FOR 223Multi-Resource Silviculture4
FOR 233Management of Forest Woodlots13
FOR 272Sustain Mgmt Forest Ecosys4
FOR 295Advanced Special Topics (Forest Ecosystem Health)3
A course in economics or ecological economics 53
EC 012Principles of Microeconomics3
or NR/ENVS 141 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 100-level or higher.


MATH 018 and NR 140 also fulfill the RSENR general education requirements.


The field intensive course, FOR 122, is offered only during the summer session.


Or an advisor approved economics course.