Student measuring tree in forest along with second student using forestry tools for circumference, Summer Practicum, forestry.
Majors & minors
Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources is one of the nation's leading natural resource programs. Our world-class expertise in forestry, wildlife, fisheries & aquatic sciences, natural resources social science, and interdisciplinary ecology is helping solve some of the most important natural resource problems around the globe. 
Student Kendra Huff in mountains with forest.
Opportunities for scholarships in FNR are available in all majors. One in four students receive scholarships with over $80,000 monies received.
Students on bluff with rock at FNR Summer Practicum.
Students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in field techniquies, species identification while experiencing  hands on learning.
Summer PracticumMarine Biology PracticumDesert Practicum.
Students in the Society of American Foresters student organization at the STIHL Timbersports competition.
Student Organizations
Student organizations will expand your college experience, helping you build a personal network with Purdue FNR peers, industry professionals and alumni.
Students at Forestry and Natural Resources career fair, learning about job opportunities.
Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) is dedicated to providing and/or connecting students to resources to help them best prepare to compete for jobs upon graduation.
Todd Atwood checking the health of polar bear, receives FNR alumni award for his lead in USGS Polar Bear Research Program.
FNR Job Board
Students have many opportunities for internships, summer positions and after graduation career positions posted from our stakeholders and partners which post current positions on our actively visited job board.

Choose what works best for you!

The FNR Office of Student Services is open from 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on University holidays.

Tami Conn
Tami Conn, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 765-494-3591
Email: tconn@purdue.edu

Casey Doten
Casey Doten, Alumni Relations
Scholarship & Awards Coordinator
Phone: 765-494-0428
Email: cdoten@purdue.edu

Dr. Barny Dunning
Barny Dunning
Professor & Director OSS
Phone: 765-494-3565
Email: jdunning@purdue.edu

Jackie Getzin
Jackie Getson, Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Current Students),
Research Associate & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 765-496-7406
Email: jgetson@purdue.edu

Megan Gunn
Megan Gunn, Recruitment and
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 765-494-7477
Email: mlgunn@purdue.edu

Maria Leatherwood
Maria Leatherwood
Sr. Academic Advisor and Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Prospective Students)
Phone: 765-496-4819
Email: meleathe@purdue.edu

Julie Pluimer
Julie Pluimer, Sr. Academic Advisor &
Administrative Manager
Phone: 765-494-3629
Email: jpluimer@purdue.edu

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