The professional positions our graduates pursue upon graduation are as varied as the
natural resources they wish to protect and enhance. Potential jobs include:
Forest resource manager
Tree nursery manager
$1.8MILLION IN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
awarded by the Ferguson College of Agriculture and its departments annually
Senior capstone course
In your senior capstone course, you will tackle a real resource management problem
for a land or resource agency, working with a professional or private landowner. This
will prepare you for your first professional assignment.
The option is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the specialized
accrediting body for forestry programs in the U.S. Requirements for this option include
the successful completion of two, three-week field camps in May, which are scheduled
to follow the sophomore and junior years, and are held annually in diverse forest
You can become an active member of one of the many student organizations in the department.
Participation in these organizations gives you the chance to attend state, regional
or national meetings to gain valuable advantages through networking, student competitions
and interacting with various career-related activities.
Depending on your course of study, an internship or professional summer job experience
may be required. This will provide you with real-world experiences, enhance your education
and may lead to permanent employment following graduation.