FAST FACTS ›
- The average “family forest” in South Carolina is 66-acres.
- Rising juniors spend eight weeks in the summer doing fieldwork and learning how to cruise timber.
- Our classes use GIS and GPS to perform state-of-the-art mapping.
- Forests cover two-thirds of South Carolina’s total land.
A major in forest resource management begins with the basics — trees. With each class you take, you form a broad understanding of the science behind forest management and how it promotes and affects wildlife, soil, water, recreation and communities. Enthusiasm, hands-on problem solving and relevant research just scratch the surface of what you'll encounter when you step into our classrooms and labs. While many of our students see themselves working in the forest, or doing field research after graduation, many others seek employment in a more suit-and-tie office setting, perhaps negotiating export prices with international markets. No matter which you prefer, the forestry profession is about conserving our natural resources and improving our world through careful, scientifically sound management practices.