Current Students

Student measuring tree in forest along with second student using forestry tools for circumference, Summer Practicum, forestry.
Majors & Minors
The FNR Undergraduate Program is one of the Bachelors of Science degree granting departments in Purdue’s College of Agriculture. FNR houses 30+ faculty and approximately 270 undergraduate students. Three majors are offered: Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, and Wildlife. Additionally, six minors are offered, which include: Fisheries, and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Ecosystems, Furniture Design, Urban Forestry, Wildlife, and Wood Products.
Students on bluff with rock at FNR Summer Practicum.
Forestry students have been retreating to the woods for over 80 summers, gaining first-hand knowledge and practical field experience no classroom lecture can match. And while many schools are scaling back their summer camp programs, Purdue has expanded the program to include students majoring in aquatic sciences and wildlife. Summer PracticumMarine Biology PracticumDesert Practicum.
Students sitting at table eating dinner at FNR gathering to learn more about FNR..
Learning Community
Enhance your understanding of the natural environment, examine controversial topics in natural resources, and gain an appreciation for disciplines and professions in Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, and Wildlife.
Study abroad group photo from Costa Rica.
Study Abroad
Study Abroad gives student opporuntities for unique international experiences, to make new friends and gain important skills.

Student organizations will expand your college experience, helping you build a personal network with Purdue FNR peers, industry professionals and alumni. Participating in a student organization will provide you with opportunities to receive valuable insight on job prospects, industry news, internships and unique experiences.

The FNR OSS is a hub of support at Purdue for FNR graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.

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Discover Student Life in FNR

Trent Osmon speaks to a group of students in the forest
Trent Osmon Named 2023 FNR Distinguished Alumnus

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources is proud to honor Trent Osmon with its 2023 FNR...

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Dave Case delivers a keynote speech
FNR Names Dave Case as 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources is proud to name Dave Case as its 2023 FNR Lifetime...

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Seedlings on Week 1 of Kadian's internship; seedlings on Week 9 of her internship; Kadian with a frog found in the greenhouse. Frogs are beneficial in the greenhouse because they eat fungus gnats, which can damage roots of seedlings.
FNR Field Report: Kadian Brown

Kadian Brown, a senior forestry major with a forest management concentration, worked as a forest...

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Andrew Tucker takes a break in front of a tree with Don Carlson and Zane Smoldt
FNR Field Report: Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, a junior forestry major with a concentration in sustainable biomaterials and a...

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Mikaela Agresta spraying invasive species with a UTV sprayer.
FNR Field Report: Mikaela Agresta

Mikaela Agresta, who completed her degree in forestry with a minor in wildlife science in May...

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The 2023 FNR Awards recipients: Dave Case, Trent Osmon, Adam Janke, Emily McCallen and John “Jack” Seifert.
FNR Honors 2023 Career Award Recipients

The Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources honored five individuals for their career...

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