Forestry blends the social and natural sciences. Foresters are problem solvers. As a forester, you will work with forests and the people who depend on them. Foresters seek to balance human benefits from forests and to sustain ecological functions.

Why study forestry at Sewanee?

Forestry students examine the important features, processes, and issues of forested areas that allow populations to thrive. Why study forestry here on the Mountain?

The Domain’s 13,000 acres is a living laboratory. Here at Sewanee, you will be a student of the land. The Cumberland Plateau offers a stunning amount of diversity, so you’ll never want for exploration. Topics include major tree species, forest biology, tree structure and function, silviculture, fisheries science, and U.S. forest policy and law. You will work closely with faculty, conduct research, and produce lab reports of your discoveries.


Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first jobs.

  • Forestry technician, Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling, Colorado.
  • Land manager, Forestry Consultants, Aiken, South Carolina.
  • Forestry technician (fire suppression), U.S. Forest Service, Delores, Colorado.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Forestry

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Studies | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Archaeology | Website

Requirements for the Major in Environment & Sustainability | Website

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Arts & Humanities | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Geology | Website

Requirements for the Major in Natural Resources & the Environment | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Religion & Environment | Website

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