What It's All About

The forestry major prepares students to manage forests for a variety of purposes. These purposes can include conservation, recreation, or timber. The program offers a broad understanding of biological, cultural and economical aspects of forestry.

An affiliation between Baylor University and Duke University provides a course of study in forestry. This course of study requires the successful completion of 96 semester hours (a minimum of 60 hours in residence at Baylor, including all of the last 30 hours) of specified preprofessional courses.

Baylor University confers either the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree after the completion of the first year of professional courses at Duke University.

Following the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Duke University, the student will be eligible for either the master of forestry or master of environmental management degree depending upon the area of specialization in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

You might take classes such as:

• Aquatic Biology
• Plant Anatomy
• Intro to Organic Biochemistry

Graduates of this major go on to:

• work as forest economists
• work as conservationists
• become forestry research scientists