Forestry and wildlands management degree programs prepare students for careers as rangers, land managers and researchers.
Students in forestry degree programs train for roles managing and protecting public and private territories such as parks and reserves, as well as increasing productivity of forests and rangeland. These careers are best suited to those who enjoy physical activity and working outdoors.
Typically, forestry and wildland managers earn at least a bachelor’s degree. Programs feature courses on forest products, soils, ecology, natural resources, dendrology and forest engineering. Concentrations may include wildland fire management, forest ecosystem science or human-forest interaction. Graduates of bachelor’s degree programs can work in both private and public sectors, including federal and state government agencies.