Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF)

The undergraduate forestry degree at Northern Arizona University, accredited by the Society of American Foresters, is distinct from other forestry programs.

Located in Flagstaff our natural environment positioning offers access to:

  • the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America
  • the oldest experimental forest and research station in the United States
  • six climate zones that range from low Sonoran desert to alpine tundra

Our Student Services Coordinator and extensive faculty job contacts offer you access to forestry and other related positions all over the country and abroad. We’ll help you find:

  • internships
  • seasonal positions
  • full-time employment upon graduation

And with our required certificate programs, you can specialize to add resume-building knowledge to your education.

Applying to the School of Forestry

Upon admission to the university, you must do the following:

  1. take pre-professional classes to prepare you for entering the two-year Professional Forestry Program
  2. submit an application for admission to the program during your sophomore year—contact our Student Services Coordinator for more information

Upon admission to the two-year professional program, you complete a prescribed course of study—a certificate—in your junior and senior years in addition to the prescribed professional program courses.

Transfer Students

If you want transfer to the School of Forestry from an institution within or outside Arizona, there are some things you need to know.