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Share your passion for the outdoors

Are you passionate about nature and wildlife? Do you enjoy communicating and working with people? Have you always enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the human dimensions in natural resources concentration might be the ticket to the perfect career.

Human-focused forestry careers

Students who choose this concentration graduate with a Bachelor of Science in forestry with a concentration in human dimensions in natural resources.

The Bachelor of Science in forestry with a concentration in human dimensions in natural resources prepares students for careers on the “human” side of forestry. Graduates of this program typically work in education and outreach or park management. Some find jobs in settings such as campgrounds, ecotourism companies, private museums and nature centers. Others go to work for government organizations, such as the U.S. Forest Service, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Transformative, meaningful learning experiences   

There are a lot of great things about studying forestry at SFA: You’ll work with dedicated, caring professors who truly love what they do. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in meaningful research, get involved in student organizations like the student chapter of the National Association of Interpretation and complete exciting paid internships.

And, because SFA is located deep in the heart of the Texas Forest Country, you’ll also have amazing opportunities to get out into the field for unique, transformative learning experiences, through internships and undergraduate research opportunities such as:

  • Park Ranger
  • Interpretive Guide
  • Recreation Area Manager
  • Forester

Bachelor of Science in forestry, concentration in human dimensions in natural resources

Students who choose this concentration complete core forestry courses, plus specialized electives in environmental interpretation and communication, environmental attitudes and issues and management of outdoor recreation areas.

All students pursuing this concentration must also complete an internship and a field station component that includes courses on topics such as silviculture, timber cruising, resource management and land measurement.

Check out the forestry curriculum concentration options guide.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.



Forestry Building
Room 103

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6109, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962