Washington State University

School of the Environment

Watershed Lab

Steffen Center


Earth Science/Geology


CaptureThe Forestry major brings together students and professors in related fields of study under one roof. This greatly enhances learning opportunities and allows for the free flow of information between disciplines that is normally segmented—all to the benefit of students.

The program is comprised of both classroom- based science instruction and out-of-classroom experiences that allow students to apply theory to practice through field trips, internship opportunities, and study abroad options. Students are also supported in investigative problem-solving learning with opportunities for undergraduate research through a capstone course taken in the final year.

Students who finish the program will received a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Science with a major in Forestry. Together, these features offer graduates a versatile degree and a confidence in being job ready, day one.

WSU Forestry graduates are ready for careers in private industry, non-government organizations, and local, state, and federal government as:

■  Foresters

■  Environmental Consultants

■  Wildfire Management Specialists

■  Reforestation Specialists

■  Harvest Managers

■  Geographic Information Specialist

■  And many others


Forestry Advising Sheet

In preparation for in-demand careers, forestry students will find themselves equipped with a strong set of knowledge and skills in:

  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Plant and Ecosystem Sciences
  • Silviculture
  • Resource Economics
  • Wildland Fire
  • Forest Measurements
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Sampling
  • Range Management
  •  Environmental Policy


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