The School of Forestry Advising Center
Students pursuing forestry degrees have dedicated advisors available
Each semester, students meet with a Student Services Coordinator to make sure they remain on track academically and:
- develop and improve their résumé and cover letter
- gather resources on employers and upcoming employment opportunities
- practice interviewing using common forestry interview questions
- turn their work and research experience into credit through our undergraduate fieldwork & research courses
- explore opportunities to expand their forestry careers abroad through the Peace Corps and other international forestry studies programs
- review the Forestry Advising Packet as well as the advising checklist
Note: first year students will be co-advised by the Gateway Student Success Center and the forestry Student Services Coordinator.
School of Forestry student resource contacts
At the School of Forestry, we are committed to providing students the most up to date information on academia, career resources and requirements, job opportunities, scholarship information, and NAU resources. Our team of professionals is dedicated to student success, and is here for any questions, concerns, or comments you may have during your time at NAU.
Application to NAU’s Professional Forestry Program
Application to the junior and senior year of the Forestry program, also known as the Professional Program, occurs the spring of a student’s sophomore year, after students have completed the required pre-professional coursework (either at NAU or by approved transfer credit). Full details on forestry degree requirements and the application process can be found in the Forestry Advising Packet.
Pre-professional GPA calculator
Grade management is an essential tool when evaluating your GPA readiness for the Professional Program. Students apply to the School of Forestry Professional Program the spring of their sophomore year. The application process begins when students submit the Professional Forestry Program application to the Student Services Coordinator, ensuring that they have taken all the required pre-professional coursework with a grade of C or higher, and ensures they have a minimum GPA of 2.75. With these two requirements met, the student is ready to begin semester A of the Professional Program the fall of their junior year. Regular advising with the Student Services Coordinator each semester is critical and helps students stay on track with their grades and course progression so the application process is a smooth transition.
Polished writing skills are crucial to your career development, and our writing tutor is dedicated to helping you enhance those skills—including assistance in improving the overall quality and clarity of lab reports, research papers, and other forestry-related assignments.
Forestry transfer student information
Begin making your switch to Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry with our transfer student information.
We offer some of the nation’s most recognized and awarded bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in forestry. Enjoy a career as a:
- fire ecologist
- fire/fuels manager
- forest biometrician
- forest ecologist
- GIS coordinator
- wildlife manager
- wildland recreation specialist
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