About Forestry

In the Forestry degree program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to solve natural resource problems. You'll develop written and oral communication skills, understand the biophysical environment, and learn the quantitative and qualitative analysis you need to apply science-based methods to natural resource questions through classes in remote sensing, GIS, and more. You will develop these skills and knowledge both through in-class and field-based learning experiences that will help ensure you leave the University of Montana Forestry program equipped to succeed.

With a degree in Forestry you can work as a timber manager, forest planner, fire specialist, forest ranger, or as a range or soil conservationist. The Forestry degree is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and meets the requirements for qualification as Forester for the U.S. Civil Service Commission (440 series). This means you can work as a forester for federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as many state agencies and private industry. View more information on civil service requirements.

Student field work locations

Our students work throughout Montana and the region through internships, field courses, research projects, and more. Click on a map location below to find out what students did in that area.

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