Forest Ecology and Management 

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

School of the Environment

Learn how to create, manage, conserve, and repair forest ecosystems to make a positive impact locally and globally.   


  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Minor


  • Accredited by the Society of American Foresters 
  • Be field ready with a strong background in plant identification, forest measurements, and forest stand management 
  • Strong background in plant sciences with an emphasis on spatial analysis, including landscape ecology and geographic information systems 
  • Internships, field trips and study abroad opportunities allow you to apply your knowledge 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 


With a Forest Ecology and Management degree, you can work in: 

  • Plant and ecosystem sciences 
  • Environmental policy 
  • Resource economics 
  • Geospatial analysis and remote sensing 
  • Wildland fire 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

Dig Deeper
Find out more about a degree in Forest Ecology and Management 

Let’s Go

Degree Options

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Pullman



Contact your personal admission counselor

Still undecided?
Not sure what to study?

Explore Your Options

Request Information