Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only one in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters. We are looking for students who share our passion for forests, wildlife, and other natural resources, and who wish to learn how to manage them for future generations. We grow careers We want you to grow your future and pursue your passion. Our students come from all across Kentucky, as well as other states throughout the region, but one thing that unites them is a love for the outdoors. Whether they like to hunt and fish or simply hike in the woods, our students have found a place they can get a college degree that will lead to many different outdoor careers, and pursue their passion at the same time. Our classes cover topics like forestry, wildlife, water, fire, forest economics, forest products, and GIS/GPS. We teach land-management techniques using the latest technologies and because many of our classes are actually conducted outdoors, our motto is “small classes, BIG classrooms”. Here are a few examples of employers of forestry majors: U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Kentucky Division of Forestry or other state forestry agencies, forest products companies, non-profit organizations, and forestry consulting firms. Many forestry graduates continue their education in graduate school. Job opportunities for forestry graduates include: Forester State and federal forester Land Manager Urban Forester Consulting Forester Wildland Firefighter Utility Forester Arborist Forest Biologist GIS Specialist County Extension Agent Environmental Scientist Water Quality Specialist Researcher Naturalist and many more What you'll study A forestry degree will prepare you to work with a diversity of landowners, agencies, wildlife, and a wide range of forest industries to help manage the benefits of and threats to forests throughout the region. As forestry major, you will learn: how a forestry degree is an effective background for managing forests and a wide range of natural resources wildlife and watershed management how to enhance the health and integrity of our forests forest policy and ways to address complex socioeconomic issues involved with practicing forestry fundamental forestry concepts such as dendrology, ecology, silviculture, and forest measurements