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Degree Areas

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Our forestry program provides students with the knowledge to sustain and manage the diverse forest resources that make up local and regional landscapes.  In addition, students choose in one of ten emphasis areas their senior year: forest biology, land management, forest operations, forest products, urban forestry, business, wildlife management, spatial analysis, policy, and a scholar’s option.

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Geospatial & Environmental Informatics

Geospatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), the global positioning system (GPS), satellite-based remote sensing, and computer simulations are tools commonly used today by all sectors of the economy for planning and decision-making. Industry and government have grown increasingly reliant on geospatial technologies to manage the interface between human activity and the environment.

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Natural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management is the management of both people and the environment to achieve society’s goals and sustain natural systems. The Natural Resources Management  major prepares the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, ability, and excellence to conserve and manage our natural systems for a sustainable future.

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Wildlife Sciences

The Wildlife Ecology and Management degree program provides a broad biological education that is specifically designed to meet the needs of students interested in careers involving wildlife ecology, management, and conservation.

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Sustainable Biomaterials & Packaging

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Online Professional Certification Programs

Auburn University online graduate certificate programs can allow further specialization or contribute towards the advancement of one’s career. Rather than enrolling in a second degree program, professionals may opt to pursue a graduate certificate or decide to eventually apply the course credit to a graduate degree.

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Wildlife Sciences Pre-Vet Concentration

The Wildlife Science Pre-Vet program exposes students to the basic principles of wildlife management while at the same time preparing them for veterinary school either at Auburn or other schools.  Students who have an interest in the outdoors and free range populations may find this major especially useful.

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Forest Engineering

The Forest Engineering option at Auburn is the only one of its kind in the South, has evolved through more than two decades of cooperation between Auburn’s College of Engineering and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Students enroll in the College of Engineering; the program is jointly supervised by the deans of engineering and forestry and is administered by the Department of Biosystems Engineering.

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