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Potential Career Paths

A Bachelor's Degree in Forest Science can give students a broad-based education in the natural resource sciences. Professional foresters are challenged with managing renewable forest resources and landscapes to improve the quality of our environment in our ever-changing society.

Possible career paths include public forest manager, urban forester, forest biologist, forest hydrologist, consulting forester, procurement forester, or forest policy advocate.

Becoming a forester takes a four-year college degree in forestry; some foresters study for graduate degrees as well. Forests are very complex—knowing how forests work and what it takes to manage them well requires lots of knowledge and experience.

Community Foresters are people who manage the trees and green areas in towns and cities.

Forest hydrologists work with water and water related topics in the forest.

Watershed Specialist