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Forestry - Forest Resources Management

Southern Illinois University

48 months
19274 USD/year
7710 USD/year
7710 USD/year
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The Forestry - Forest Resources Management program at Southern Illinois University emphasizes the multi-faceted and complex aspects of managing and protecting the world's forests and natural resources. Students gain exciting hands-on experience employing creative, sustainable solutions for many of the problems associated with renewable forest resources.


What will I study?

Courses emphasize skills in tree identification, forest ecology and ecosystems, fire management, forest measurements, silviculture, watershed management and forest economics.

Students of the Forestry - Forest Resources Management program at Southern Illinois University also gain advanced field experience in forest resource management in both the Appalachian and Central Hardwoods forests and may take on additional coursework in wildlife ecology and management.

Our curriculum is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Career opportunities

Our top-notch academic specialization in Forest Resources Management culminates in excellent career opportunities for graduates, who easily find jobs as forestry professionals.

Graduates use viable and sustainable methods to expertly manage our forest and natural resources across the United States in federal, state and private endeavors. Others pursue advanced graduate studies in forestry and natural resources.

Job titles include:

  • Field forester
  • Forestry technician
  • Research forester
  • Forest ecologist
  • Arborist
  • Forest restorationist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Habitat conservation specialist
  • Wildland firefighter / manager
  • Natural resource conservationist
  • Procurement forester for forest industry
  • Forest consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology of North American Forests
  • Tree Identification Laboratory
  • Freshwater Angling
  • Bass Fishing Techniques
  • Forest Recreation
  • Water Resources
  • Social Influences on Forestry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges. Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:

  • freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
  • transfer - more than 26 college credits
Submit an application and $40 fee on-line along with:
  • Transcripts from high school and/or college

English Proficiency

A financial statement - showing a minimum of $40,000 within the last 6 months 

No SAT is required for admission, unless you want to apply for a merit scholarship award (minimum SAT score required)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9637 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3855 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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