Bachelor of Science in Forestry, 1929-2018

On June 14, 1926, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the creation of a Department of Forestry in the School of Agriculture. Faculty member Burr N. Prentice, who had taught forestry courses in the Department of Biology, became the first head of the department.

Forestry majors at work - 1936

Purdue forestry majors at work, 1936

The Purdue Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree April 13, 1927. The first Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree was awarded to Charles Edwin Swain on January 25, 1930.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry degrees have been awarded to 2,487 Purdue graduates as of August 2018. In 1976-77, the largest number of degrees for one school year (105) was presented.


Bachelor of Science in Forestry Degree Recipients, Purdue University, 1930-2017

     YEARS                   B.S.F. DEGREES AWARDED

                                                

1929-30 to 1949-50            405

1950-51 to 1974-75            881

1975-76 to 1999-00            980

2000-01 to 2017-18            221

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