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Forest Resources Management

Students take measurements during class In sustainable forestry, our curriculum prepares students to balance the demand for forest products with the value of wildlands for recreation, wildlife habitat, and the protection of the environment. Students can also learn how to manage trees in our urban forests, as well as all the ecosystem benefits our natural environments provide. 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
FOR 140 – West Virginia Natural Resources
FOR 240 – Introduction to Computing in Natural Resources
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
CHEM 111 - Survey of Chemistry
MATH 124: Algebra with Applications Additional Science Course
ANR 191 – First Year Seminar
Free Elective

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