Forestry students discover their central role in sustaining forests and the ecosystem services that forests provide, including conservation of biodiversity, wood, clean water and global climate stabilization. MSU Forestry students learn to be leaders through multi-disciplinary coursework, field studies, cutting edge technology and mentorship from respected faculty in one of the longest-standing Forestry programs in the United States.
The Bachelor of Science degree educates forestry science professionals. It integrates ecology, biology, economics and social science to help students solve some of the world’s most pressing natural resource, environmental and energy issues. Students have the opportunity to minor in Urban and Community Forestry. Students who are not majoring in Forestry can minor in Forestry or Forestry Field Applications.
Graduate programs have two tracks: research-intensive or professional. They 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.