Learn outdoors. Work outdoors. Make an impact.

Foresters play a critical role in managing our natural resources. They take care of our forests so our forests can take care of us.

Our forestry program is ranked as one of the best in the world. Majors choose one of three areas to focus on: landscape process, management or operations. And when they graduate, they get jobs, often with endless opportunities to work outside. Some graduates go on to harvest timber to make products the whole world uses and enjoys. Other become professional pyromaniacs by specializing in fire management.

Want to learn more? It’s easy to get in touch, and we can’t wait to hear from you.

Chris Dunn Chris Dunn



"There’s nothing more rewarding than working hard outside and seeing the results of a hard day’s work."

–Anna Rose Petersen
Junior | Forestry & Natural Resources

Anna Rose Petersen

Get your hands dirty in more than 14,000 acres of research forests near campus or broaden your horizons by studying abroad.

"The best way to learn is to learn by doing, and that’s what we do in forestry."

–Anna Rose Petersen
Junior | Forestry & Natural Resources

Tasha Livingstone

$500,000 in scholarships are available – and that’s just from the College of Forestry.

"Scholarships from Oregon State and the College of Forestry funded my degree in forest management."

–Tasha Livingstone
Forestry | 2013
Masters in Forestry | 2013

"I fell in love with the community here. If I could go back and redo my four years at Oregon State, I wouldn't change anything."

-Anya Hall
Senior | Forestry

You can get involved in research the minute you step on campus. There are a wide range of options available. Students who take advantage of opportunities to work in the field or the lab under the careful eye and collaborative hand of our expert researchers are competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications.

Marissa Duarte

Oregon Forest
Science Complex

We’re building you an awesome new place to learn, study and grow. Construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex is underway at Oregon State in Corvallis and will be completed in 2018. The complex will include a new Peavy Hall and the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Oregon Forest Science Complex
Weatherford Hall

See yourself here

One of the top-ranked college towns in the country, Corvallis is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. A one-hour drive from the Pacific Ocean, and a two-hour drive from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal place to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest and is one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

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