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Welcome to Forestry

Forestry is an ideal path for those interested in managing, protecting and conserving renewable natural resources. Our students master the biological, physical and social sciences through hands-on learning, state-of-the-art equipment and access to 12 million acres of forests.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forestry are required to select a concentration from the options below:

Lumberjack Spotlight

  • DR. MCBROOM HELPS HIS STUDENTS TURN PASSION INTO ACTION

    As a professor of forest hydrology, Dr. Matthew McBroom teaches his students how to convert what they learn in the classroom into real-world solutions in the field. His students are able to apply their knowledge and solve challenges that affect forest habitat and wildlife. Watch the full story.

     
    Dr. Mathew McBroom

    Dr. Mathew McBroom, professor of forest hydrology, Department of Agriculture

  • URBAN FORESTER DEDICATES 30 YEARS TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON

    When thinking of Texas' largest city, home to roughly 2.3 million people and booming aerospace, biotechnology, energy and manufacturing industries, it is unlikely that images of forests and lush green spaces immediately come to mind. However, thanks to Victor Cordova's '88 three decades of service as urban forester for the City of Houston, the sprawling metropolis is greener than ever.

    Read more in the Sawdust Magazine fall 2021 issue.

    Victor Cordova
  • NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. LUMBERJACK.

    Prior to winning a Nobel Prize for her role in authoring the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report, Dr. Virginia Burkett was a student pursuing a Ph.D. in forestry from SFA. Now, as chief scientist for climate and land use change for the U.S. Geological Survey, Burkett delivers scientific leadership for a number of USGS programs related to climate research.

    Dr. Virginia Burkett

    Dr. Virginia Burkett, chief scientist for climate and land use change, U.S. Geological Survey

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

MEET OUR STUDENTS

  • Jake Hill

    Jake Hill

    Jake was named the 2019 Outstanding Student by the SFA Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He is currently working to establish a conservation leadership program for high school students.

  • Josué Gonzáles

    Josué Gonzáles

    As a forestry graduate student, Josué is conducting comprehensive economic and feasibility analyses of conservation methods being implemented around the world that may be successfully applied in Costa Rica.

  • Julia Schmidt

    Julia Schmidt

    Forest wildlife management student Julia Schmidt is president of Kappa Delta Chi, and she has been named to both the SFA Dean’s and President’s Lists. Julia hopes to work in conservation education programming.

  • Sally Shroyer

    Sally Shroyer

    Sally Shroyer is a Texas Master Naturalist involved in multiple on-campus organizations. She has worked with Dr. Rebecca Kidd to study tree radial growth responses to climatic and hydrologic disturbances.

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