Prospective 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.
Practicums
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.

The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, scholarships, etc.

Check out FNR student organizations, freshman learning communities, and other Purdue FNR resources.

Experience with our students as they share their studies!

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  • X (@PurdueFNR)
  • Instagram (@PurdueFNR)
  • Youtube (Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources)

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

Where can a Purdue FNR degree take me?

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.

Career Opportunities