Forest Engineering majors and students in the five-year, dual degree Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering program have a leg up in the job market. Graduates of these programs work in rural or urban settings; outside or inside; on forests, roads, bridges or transportation systems. We believe that every problem is a challenge; every challenge is an opportunity. These programs offer amazing opportunities for students who want to execute solutions to complicated forest, natural resource and civil engineering problems while also understanding the biological needs of the forest. Our degree programs in forest engineering are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
FOREST ENGINEERING DEGREE OPTIONS:
There are a variety of options for you to fund your education. Over $550,000 in scholarships are available - and that's just from the College of Forestry. The College of Forestry is dedicated to making sure our degrees are affordable.
Apply engineering principles to forest lands
A forest engineer connects the dots in a working forest, making sure things get from point a to point b. If a road needs to be built or a bridge needs to be installed, a forest engineer is the one who manages the whole project. Design, negotiate and oversee projects.
Salary range: $56,000-$75,000
Maintain roads, bridges, dams and more
Civil engineers design, construct and manage public works including roads, bridges and harbors. They can work in forested or urban areas.
Salary range: $50,560-$119,320
Measure and map our land
Surveyors measure and update boundary lies and prepare sites for construction. Surveyors make precise measurements with advanced instruments. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking and construction projects.
Salary range: $56,000-$81,410
The OFSC features 20 classrooms, computer rooms and laboratories, including the FERN Student Center and the Peavy Arboretum, where faculty, students, and researchers can participate in active learning and discovery while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.Visit Full OFSC Site >
Forest Engineering students love to get out there and get their hands dirty. Pretty much every student takes part in some form of learning outside the classroom. There are many opportunities to get involved and gain experience.
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