Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering

Claire Rogan
"As a student in the dual forest and civil engineering program in the College of Forestry, I learned about the management of our precious forests from an engineering perspective. The well-rounded program allowed me to study subjects from ecology to structural theory and never go more than few days without working in the woods!"
-Claire Rogan, FE/CE Alumna

What Will You Learn?


Execute solutions to complicated forest, natural resource and civil engineering problems, while also understanding the biological needs of the forest and protecting soil and water resources.

  • The Forest Engineering–Civil Engineering five-year dual degree program results in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Forest Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering, and is offered in cooperation with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. This degree expands the career opportunities of graduates by allowing them to work in both rural and urban areas, and for a wide variety of employers.
  • Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering students gain hands-on experience performing forest engineering and civil engineering tasks, and are able to work in both an outdoor and urban environment. Students are trained to perform forest engineering tasks such as designing and constructing roads, bridges, culverts and other structures; developing logging plans and adapting logging systems to achieve quality resource management; and designing forestry transportation systems and harvest units.
  • Students are also trained to perform civil engineering tasks such as building roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, large buildings, and tall structures; designing water-treatment facilities to reduce water pollution and provide clean drinking water; building dams to provide a source of hydroelectric power; and designing functional and aesthetic bridges.