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 ForestersGraduate 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.

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Events

  • Date: February 28, 2017
    Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

    Dave Nowak presents “Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees.”

  • Date: March 1, 2017

    The deadline to drop a full-semester course for the spring semester with no grade will be March, 1 2017.

  • Date: March 20, 2017
    Location: Molecular Plant Sciences 1066 Bogue Street Room 1200

    MSU Forestry presents the Forest Paths distinguished speaker series - Global Lumber: challenges and opportunities of a dynamic supply chain.

     

  • Date: March 28, 2017
    Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

    Erin Schliep presents “Process driven density-dependent diameter distribution models for forest biomass prediction.”

  • Date: April 4, 2017
    Location: Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 225

    Ashley Keiser presents “The interplay between biotic and abiotic controls over litter decomposition processes.”

     

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Emily Caretti

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

Malcom Itter

Name: Malcom Itter
Hometown: New York, NY
Degree: PhD
Advisor: Andrew Finley
Why forestry: Forestry is unique in that it combines ecological research focused on understanding the future… Read More