Forestry is the science of wilderness management, incorporating the study of trees, crops, soil, wildlife, plant life, park management, and other environmental issues. Forestry majors divide their time between the classroom and the field, and most Forestry programs require an extended stay in a camp setting. You probably won’t spend much time roasting marshmallows or playing touch football at Forestry camp, but you will get hands-on experience in the field.
Forestry majors work in many areas. Some work for the government as soil scientists, crop specialists, and park and forest rangers. Others work for private firms as growers, assessors, and consultants. As concern for the environment increases, Forestry majors may find themselves in increasing demand.