When you study forest engineering, you have an advantage in the job market. Once you graduate, you can work in rural or urban settings; outside or inside; on forests, roads, bridges or transportation systems. We believe that every problem is a challenge and every challenge is an opportunity. These programs offer a fantastic opportunity for students who want to solve some of our most complicated problems to benefit forests and communities. Our degree programs in forest engineering are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
You won't just learn in the classroom. Many labs take place minutes away in OSU's Research Forests, where you can participate in research from the moment you step on campus. The college's research impacts every single person in the state of Oregon, and is important to the environmental, economic and social needs of the rest of the nation and the world.
You can also study abroad during your Oregon State career. Programs range from a few weeks to a year in destinations across six continents, with scholarships available to help offset costs.
Finally, required work experience will allow you to apply your knowledge and make connections throughout the industry. Thanks to a comprehensive approach, you will leave Oregon State ready to make a difference and become a leader in your career of choice.
FOREST ENGINEERING DEGREE OPTIONS:
Forest Engineering prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to implement complex forest and natural resource operations. Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering expands your career opportunities by allowing you to work in both rural and urban areas, and for a wide variety of employers. It is designed to be completed within five years and offered in cooperation with the OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
There are a variety of options for you to fund your education. Over $550,000 in scholarships are available - and that's just from the College of Forestry. The College of Forestry is dedicated to making sure our degrees are affordable.
Apply engineering principles to forest lands
A forest engineer connects the dots in a working forest, making sure things get from point a to point b. If a road needs to be built or a bridge needs to be installed, a forest engineer is the one who manages the whole project. Design, negotiate and oversee projects.
Salary range: $56,000-$75,000
Maintain roads, bridges, dams and more
Civil engineers design, construct and manage public works including roads, bridges and harbors. They can work in forested or urban areas.
Salary range: $50,560-$119,320
Measure and map our land
Surveyors measure and update boundary lies and prepare sites for construction. Surveyors make precise measurements with advanced instruments. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking and construction projects.
Salary range: $56,000-$81,410
The OFSC features 20 classrooms, computer rooms and laboratories, including the FERN Student Center and the Peavy Arboretum, where faculty, students, and researchers can participate in active learning and discovery while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.Visit Full OFSC Site >
Forest Engineering students love to get out there and get their hands dirty. Pretty much every student takes part in some form of learning outside the classroom. There are many opportunities to get involved and gain experience.
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