The science and business of managing a forest
This career-focused forestry concentration artfully blends several disciplines to provide a deep understanding of the scientific, economic and social aspects of forestry, including:
- how plants and animals interact within their environment
- developing a long-range view of forest planning and management
- adapting to constantly changing environmental and economic conditions
- and evaluating and assessing the social interactions of people with the forest.
You’ll graduate from the program with a Bachelor of Science in forestry and the skills, knowledge and real-world experience that will prepare you for a career in forest management.
Rewarding career opportunities
The forest management concentration teaches students to view the forest as a dynamic entity that intimately links people, plants and animals in a common community. Students who choose this concentration typically find rewarding careers as a forest manager, forest conservationist or forest planner.
Let the outdoors be your classroom
At SFA, we believe that students must do more than just listen to lectures. As a forestry major, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and gain real-world, hands-on experience through research and unique, transformative experiences.
Our students have access to world-class laboratories and research sites, including:
- Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest
- East Texas Plant Materials Center
- SFA Foundation Forests
Bachelor of Science in forestry, concentration in forest management
This concentration emphasizes management, protection, and maintenance of forests for a variety of ecosystem services including wood and fiber products, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water resources. You’ll graduate with a clear understanding of how to meet goals defined by landowners and society while maintaining the ecological integrity of forests.
Check out the forestry curriculum concentration options guide.
See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.