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Forest environmental science deals with forest-related environments which support the world's most important resources. Forests clean the air, prevent erosion, moderate the availability and quality of water, and provide renewable raw materials for energy, shelter, and paper products.

Forests are habitats for endangered plant species and wildlife. They are important for recreation activities, such as hiking, hunting, and bird and wildlife viewing. At regional and global levels, forests may be significant factors in the climate.

Forest environmental science involves managing forest ecosystems within increasingly complex social environments. A challenging and demanding profession, forestry applies forest ecosystem sciences, management sciences, and communication skills to the conservation and management of forest resources to meet society's ever increasing need for commodities, services, and a healthy environment.

- International Exchange :
Our international short exchange programs collaborate with Hokkaido University in Japan and Bogor Agriculture University in Indonesia in order to improve students’ understanding of the northern hardwood forest and tropical rain forest. During our summer field practice in the University Forest at Mt. Jirisan and Mt. Baegunsan in Jeollanam-do, some of the Japanese students participate in our program and have chance to learn about our forest ecosystem. Since 1999, students who have participated in this exchange program can study at Hokkaido University or Obihiro University of Japan for two semesters. In addition, students can travel with professors to China, Japan, the Philippines, Nepal, Mongolia, Finland, and Russia as researchers or assistants, to experience the ecosystem ranging from tropical to temperate to boreal.

- Career Opportunities :
Career opportunities in research, management, teaching, or consulting are available with private corporations, environmental organizations, universities, environmental consultants, and governmental agencies. Our students may also find employment with public land management agencies, private organizations, the forest products industry, consulting firms, and trade associations.


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* Forest Biology :
- Plant Systematics and Dendrology
- Tree Physiology
- Forest Microbiology
- Forest Ecology and Stand Dynamics
- Riparian Ecology
- Forest Soil and Nutrient Cycling
- Forest Protection
- Silviculture and Restoration Ecology
- Forest Genetics and Breeding
- Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources
- Tropical Forest Ecology, Restoration and Conservation
- Boreal Forest Ecology, Restoration and Conservation
- Wildlife Ecology and Management
- Forest Ecosystem Management
- Biological Diversity Conservation
- Arboriculture
- Tropical Silviculture

* Forest Resources Management and Social Forest Science :
- Forest Management
- Operation Research
- Urban Forestry
- Growth and Yield Modeling
- Remote Sensing
- Geographic Information Systems
- Landscape Management
- Forest Carbon Offsets
- Environmental Management
- Forest Policy and Governance
- Forest Economics
- Ecological Economics
- Outdoor Recreation
- Ecotourism
- Management of Parks and Recreation
- Sustainable Use of Protected Areas
- Social and International Forestry
- Environmental Education
- Nature Conservation
- Forest Biometry
- Agroforestry

* Forest Engineering :
- Watershed Management and Forest Hydrology
- Forest and Ecological Engineering
- Harvest Engineering
- Forest Road Engineering
- Erosion Control