Forestry combines elements of ecology, biology, environmental science, public policy and economics to address a variety of environmental and social issues - from combating global climate change and invasive species to providing forest products and wildlife habitats.
The Bachelor of Science degree educates forestry science professionals and is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Graduate programs are designed for individuals pursuing a wide range of careers in academia, management, public agencies, non-government organizations or the private sector. Students also have the option to obtain a Graduate Certificate in: Spatial Ecology or Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management.
Louren Rose Escamilla, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources senior, is majoring in forestry and minoring in women and gender studies and environmental and sustainability studies.
If now is not a good time to be yourself, then when? I am proud to be a leader in the Department of Forestry, the university as a whole, and in the Society of American Foresters. I am proud to be a transgender woman in a field that is increasing in diversity. I am proud that my official documents reflect who I truly am and have always been, and I am proud of the adventure that got me here. I’m scheduled to graduate fall 2018, and although my path toward a college degree hasn’t been perfect (or traditional in any sense), it is filled with hope.
Six MSU Forestry graduate students have been awarded a total of $228,380 to support their research and activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.
How much: energy does a tree save? CO2 does a tree reduce? storm water does a tree decrease? MSU students are measuring trees throughout campus to show the impact trees can have on the climate.
MSU Forestry alumnus and Michigan DNR Forester Mike Smalligan (MS ’07) certified almost a dozen MSU Forestry Club students this spring.
The Forest Pathology Lab at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) is accepting applications for a graduate student (PhD level) or a post‐doctoral fellow.
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Undergraduate Student Spotlight
Name: Emily Caretti
Hometown: Warren, MI
Why Forestry: Forestry is such an awesome field! Not only do we get to spend most of our days running around in the woods, we also make huge contributions to society… Read More.
Graduate Student Spotlight
Name: Malcom Itter
Hometown: New York, NY
Advisor: Andrew Finley
Why forestry: Forestry is unique in that it combines ecological research focused on understanding the future… Read More