Forestry and Natural Resources

Preparing the next generation of leaders in the science and sustainable management of natural resources.

Majors Offered

Aquatic Sciences Forestry Wildlife​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Minors Offered

Explore FNR Field Practicums
Summer Practicum
Marine Biology Practicum
Desert Practicum

Explore Study Abroad

Students who study abroad gain economic and geographical knowledge that can’t be captured in a textbook. You will learn local customs, taste new foods and explore new interests. In the process of meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures you will find out more about yourself. Deepen your intellectual and personal maturity through a study abroad experience that will change the way you look at the world.

Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.

 Costs & Scholarships

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.

 Career Resources

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has a Career Services Advisor to assist FNR students in career exploration and placement.

 Student Life

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

 Connect With Us

Experience with our students as they share their studies!

Student Experiences

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Morgan Sussman   Wildlife

Throughout childhood, Morgan always loved wildlife. She grew up in a neighborhood built on a former cow pasture that became a haven for her to explore and discover wildlife. “I was raised on Steve Irwin,” Morgan says. “I was outside all the time—catching toads, snakes, mice, and shrews.”As a wildlife major, she’s translating the love she had as a child for wild creatures into a career path as an adult. “I remember things from childhood that I’m studying. I now know the why about wildlife.”

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Seth Harden   FNR Alumni, Forestry

 I had the opportunity to see forests while earning my Forestry degree in the Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, not just off campus, but even in different states. The Purdue Summer Practicum in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan was an incredible experience that allowed me and other students to see every aspect of the forest industry.

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