OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Forestry Degree, Operations Option

Jake Thompson

"It is best to focus on what you want from your education and then find the major that suits your ambitions. If you enjoy what you’re studying school will be a blast and will fly by.”           

 -Jake Thompson, Forestry Operations Student

What Will You Learn?

Careers

Actively plan, observe and manage for the health of the entire forest ecosystem, with an emphasis on actively managing lands with economic efficiency, and with evolving markets and policy, to sustainably provide timber and fiber for the nation.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Professional Forestry prepares graduates to actively plan, observe and manage for the health of the entire forest ecosystem. Professional foresters play a critical role in understanding and protecting multiple-use natural resources. The primary goals of a forester include managing natural resources for sustainable timber harvesting, and protecting forests for conservation and recreation purposes.
  • The Forestry degree program currently offers three options of study for students to choose from: Management, Operations and Landscape Processes.
  • The Operations option focuses on actively managing lands with economic efficiency and with evolving markets and policy to sustainably provide timber and fiber for the nation.
  • The Professional Forestry degree program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the largest professional society for foresters in the world.