Foresters plan and supervise the growing, protection, and harvesting of trees. They estimate the amount of standing timber and manage timber sales. They also protect forests from fire, harmful insects, and disease.
Conservationists, on the other hand, develop methods of getting the most use out of the earth without damaging the environment.
What's Unique about this Degree: VU’s Robeson Hills Nature Preserve is a 600-acre old-growth forest, giving students excellent forestry experience.
Good to Know: Courses emphasize hands-on learning involving tree identification, forestry measurements, and environmental science.
Who is this degree for: Vincennes University’s Forestry and Conservation program is a cooperative effort between VU and Purdue University. Once you complete the A.S. degree at VU, you can transfer directly to Purdue to finish your baccalaureate degree.