Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Preforestry / and Natural Resources

Suggested major: Biology

The profession of forestry has as its primary function the active management of forestlands and resources through the application of sound economic and ecological principles. In the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at The University of Georgia, students may concentrate in forest management, fish and wildlife biology, forest water resources or forestry sciences. Upon graduation from forestry school, possibilities for employment can be found with federal, state, or local agencies as well as with private consulting firms, industry and conservation organizations. Job opportunities depend on the training focus for the specific graduate and the geographic area of the job search.

Application to the School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Students who have completed two years or four years at GC are admitted to the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in the fall semester. Separate applications must be made for admission to the University of Georgia and to the School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Both applications may be obtained from the School of Forest Resources at UGA. Because of limited enrollment, admission to this school is competitive and not all qualified applicants may be accepted. Therefore, careful thought should be given to alternate career plans and completion of an undergraduate degree such as biology or another area of interest. Students will be evaluated for admission on: (1) Grade point average in the required preprofessional courses, (2) Personal interview with the admissions committee, and (3) Letters of recommendation.