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Forest Resources Management

Student measuring circumference of a tree with a tape measure Learn about the balancing act of managing land for timber production and wood products while giving consideration to other forest aspects such as wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Fast Facts

Nationally accredited 

Be part of the only four-year forestry degree program in West Virginia accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Diversity is key

About 40% of our forestry faculty are female.

Hands-on learning

Take advantage of the 7,664-acre University Forest to maximize your education.



  • Conservation and Resources Managers 
  • Urban Foresters
  • Procurement Foresters
  • Consulting Forester
  • Urban Forester or Arborist
  • Integrated Vegetation Management
  • Forest Rangers
  • Forest Firefighting
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forest Scientists and Technicians

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
PLSC 206 – Principles of Plant Science
Select ONE:
FOR 101 – Careers in Natural Resources Management
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
MATH 150 – Applied Calculus
Select ONE:
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
BIOL 115 – Principles of Biology
FRM Elective
Select ONE:
CHEM 111 – Survey of Chemistry
CHEM 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
Select ONE:
MATH 126A – College Algebra (5-Day)
MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)
MATH 126C – College Algebra (3-Day)
Select ONE:
FOR 240 – Introduction to Computing in Natural Resources
CS 101 – Introduction to Computer Applications

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.