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 opportunities 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 Student Services is a hub of support at Purdue for FNR students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.

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Discover Student Life in FNR

The Milnes Family Farm - photos of the forest and the agricultural space with a barn
Purdue Alumni Couple Funds Forestry Internship Program

Vince Milnes grew up spending time on the family farm in Brown County, Indiana, owned by his...

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Alex Dudley receives her award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society.
Dudley Receives TWS Outstanding Wildlife Undergraduate Student Award

Alex Dudley, a senior double major in wildlife and forestry, was honored with the Outstanding...

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View of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne; Lauren Wetterau takes a selfie while doing reef flat surveys; view of the landscape from the Karunda Scenic Railway
FNR Field Report: Lauren Wetterau Caps Purdue Experience Studying Abroad in Australia

Before Lauren Wetterau graduated with her degree in wildlife in December, she had one more...

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Professor emeritus Carl Eckelman sits in front of his 89th birthday cake; a least bell vireo sits on a branch; a juvenile eastern hellbender found in the Blue River in the summer of 2023
FNR's Most Read Stories of 2023

In 2023, our FNR website featured news stories on topics ranging from student, faculty, staff and...

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Lara Santiago-Sacarello drives a boat during her summer as an oyster farm intern in Maine
FNR Faces in the Crowd: Lara Santiago-Sacarello

Over the past 18 months, Lara Santiago-Sacarello has studied abroad in Australia, interned in the...

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Krystal Kramer and Dr. Liz Flaherty
Flaherty, Kramer Honored by Horizons Program

Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty and first year wildlife student Krystal Kramer were honored by Horizon...

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