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List of Top Forestry Science Schools and Colleges

Several schools in the nation offer degree programs in forestry science, conservation and resources. Read on to learn about three of these top schools, including their program offerings and national rankings. View article »

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Top Forestry Science Schools and Colleges

Students can find undergraduate and graduate degree programs in forestry science at some of the top schools in the nation. Explore a few of these schools and their programs to learn what sets them apart from the rest.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Sciences
  • Forest Technologies
  • Urban Forestry
  • Wildlands Science and Management General
  • Wood Science and Paper Technologies

School Overviews

The University of Georgia, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and Michigan State University all offer degree programs related to forestry science. These three schools offer several specializations of study within the field. The University of Georgia provides a doctoral degree in forestry and forest resources, while the University of Florida offers undergraduate programs with majors ranging from park recreation to wildlife ecology. Michigan State offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the field, as well as a few minors.

Learn more about these U.S. News & World Report top-ranking national universities.

University of Georgia in Athens, GA

The forestry and natural resources department at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA houses 75 faculty and staff to facilitate the learning environment. The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has programs ranging from bachelor's degrees to doctorate degrees in forestry and forest resources. Specific specialties are available in forest management, forest biology, forest business, natural resources recreation, wildlife ecology, and environmental systems.

University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida in Gainesville, FL offers five areas of study within its Forest Services and Conservation region. The university offers several different majors related to forestry science such as forest resources and conservation, horticultural studies, natural resources and environment, park recreations, plant pathology, and wildlife ecology. Some of the classes that can be taken cover subjects like dendrology, natural resource sampling, forest economics, and silviculture.

Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, which is home to 20 million acres of forest. Michigan State offers bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in forestry as well as minors and graduate certificates in the field. Minors include urban and community forestry and forestry field applications. Graduate certificates are available in forest carbon science, policy and management, and spatial ecology.

Top Forestry Science Schools

Here we will discuss three additional top institutions that offer degree programs in forestry:

School Name Location Distinction
Texas A & M University College Station, TX Allows students access to research facilities such as the Ecology and Natural Resources Teaching Area and to the Forest Science Laboratory
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Encourages students to participate in a Forestry Club, which hosts logging competitions and trips to national forestry conferences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Houses the forest and wildlife department that conducts research into several distinct areas, such as forest management, forest biology, and social forestry

Students interested in studying forestry science can find undergraduate and/or graduate programs at several top-ranking national institutions. Each school that offers these programs are distinct in the degrees, specializations, and facilities that they provide students.

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