Forestry and Natural Resources

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

Majors Offered

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

Minors Offered


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 study abroad, student organizations, freshman learning communities and other Purdue FNR resources.

 Summer Practicum

This class is field instruction and practice during the summer following the sophomore year. You will gain outdoor experiences & lab work that no classroom lecture can match.

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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