Forestry Degree

Foresters play a critical role in managing our natural resources. As a forestry major, you take care of our forests while addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our forest landscapes, ecosystems and communities. Our forestry program is ranked as one of the best in the world. You can choose one of three areas to focus on: forest restoration and fire, forest management or forest operations. And when you graduate, you'll get a job, often with endless opportunities to work outside. You could go on to actively manage forested landscapes to ensure their health, clean water and other ecosystem services. Or you could harvest timber to make products the whole world uses and enjoys or become a professional pyromaniac by specializing in fire management. Our degree programs in forestry are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

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.



Paying For College

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.


Oregon Forest Science Complex

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.

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Experiential Learning

Forestry is a highly technical field, and Oregon State students learn best by doing. Graduates enter the industry with practical experience on their resume. Through internships, work experience, studying abroad or a myriad of other opportunities, forestry students get outside and get their hands dirty while learning and gaining valuable experience.



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