Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering
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.
- The Forest Engineering–Civil Engineering program results in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Forest Engineering that is accredited by both the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering that is accredited by the EAC ABET.
- Oregon State University is one of only three universities in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree in forest engineering, and is the only university currently offering an accredited program in both forest and civil engineering.