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.
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.
Graduate student positions are available for multidisciplinary projects in the Department of Forestry at MSU. The successful candidates will be involved in highly multidisciplinary research and will receive training in biomass chemistry, chemometric modeling and development of biobased resins.
MSU Forestry undergraduate students Ellie Domer, Clarissa Winters, Hunter Stanke and Tina Guo presented at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF).
MSU Forestry professor Andrew Finley and Abhirup Datta, Sudipto Banerjee, Nicholas A. S. Hamm and Martijn Schaap have been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Statistical Application Award from the American Statistical Association.
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