Forestry and Natural Resources

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

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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.


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

Job Placement

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


Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.


Each May, the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources conducts a placement survey of our graduates.

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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Christian Houser Forestry, Wildlife

Christian's Boilermaker education started early; he grew up attending Purdue football games with his cousins. He discovered his passion for natural resources in high school when a high school biology teacher "opened his eyes." Christian's advice? Pursuing your interests can't be wrong.

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