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Forest Resources, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
Forests cover one-third of the nation's land area and 40 percent of Idaho's land area. With such vast natural resources comes the need to manage the land responsibly.
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  • Examine forest ecosystems, sustainable forestry, forest management and watersheds in a program that enables you to balance the many demands placed on the nation’s forests as a future professional in this field. Experience hands-on opportunities and gain a solid scientific foundation in the areas of forest concepts, social factors and technical skills.
  • In this program, you will build the science-based knowledge for sound management of forest resources. You will study topics such as forest management and operations, disease and pest control, forest hydrology and ecology, geographic information systems, wildland fires, forest inventory, and more.
  • As a graduate of this Society of American Foresters accredited program, you will be prepared to balance the many demands placed on forests: from sustainable timber production and biomass for forest products, to recreation and wildlife habitat conservation, providing clean water and other forest ecosystem services.


  • accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as the specialized accrediting body for forestry in the United States.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisms and Environments
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Forest Insects
  • Introduction to Forest Management
  • Society and Natural Resources
  • Forestry Sampling Methods
  • Forest Measurement and Inventory
  • Dendrology
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Forest Soil and Canopy Processes
  • Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural
  • Resource Management
  • Silviculture Principles and Practices
  • Forest Operations
  • Watershed Science and Management
  • Forest and Plant Pathology
  • Forest Policy and Administration
  • Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
  • Analytic Trigonometry
  • Exploring Natural Resources.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Recommended to have completed the following high-school courses: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, pre-Calculus.

You must submit:

  • An application for admission.
  • $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
  • Official high school transcript showing graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission.
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.

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