Forestry Engineer

Education & Career Requirements

Educational Requirements

  • High school students interested in studying forest engineering should take courses in chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, and calculus)
  • Requirements to become a Forest Engineer may vary by employer
  • Most require a bachelors degree in Forestry Engineering
  • Many colleges require forestry students to complete an internship

Professional Requiremtents

  • Forest engineers are expected to maintain high levels of professional knowledge in their field
  • Many employers like to have employees that have a completed internship in the forestry field
  • 15 states have mandatory licensing or voluntary registration requirements

Top Colleges in Forestry

Oregon State University - College of Forestry

Oregon State University's College of Forestry has been educating professionals for a century. They've earned a reputation as a world-class center of teaching and learning about forests and related resources. They also operate about 14,000 acres of forests, most of it within minutes of campus. Oregon State University is a NCAA Division I university, and a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. It is Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.
Average Tuition for Oregon residents: $8,538 per year

The University of Montana - College of Forestry and Conservation

Founded in 1913, UM is one of the first programs accredited by the Society of American Foresters. The College has earned nationwide respect for the quality of its programs. UM has also produced some of the best natural resource managers in the US. The College has three departments: Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Forest Management, and Society and Conservation. The College of Forestry and Conservation faculty stress hands-on experience to supplement students' academic work. They are able to accomplish this with well-equipped laboratories, extensive computer technology, and access to four outstanding field stations (Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Flathead Lake Biological station, Bandy Ranch, and Boone and Crocket Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch)
Average tuition for non-Montana residents: $22,470 per year

Northen Arizona University - Collge of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

NAU is a public institution in Flagstaff, AZ, that was founded in 1899. NAU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished staff committed to teaching, individual engagement, and exellence. Whether you earn your degree at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare you to achieve your human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.
Average Tuition for non-Arizona residents: $21,226 per year