The Forestry, Ecology, and Wildlife Program (FEWP), as part of the total university, seeks to reflect the mission of the traditional land-grant institution, combining education, research, and service to the public and the forestry profession. Alabama A&M University remains committed to being the nation’s premiere institution for preparing professionally trained African–American foresters. The undergraduate degree program is designed to educate broad based, ecologically sensitive resource managers. Such a background will enable graduates to succeed as professional land managers and practice conservation of forest and other natural resources. Faculty and students in FEWP conduct basic and applied research of forest ecosystems and resources to provide needed information to land managers, resource planners, scientists, and society. As part of a historically black college or university, FEWP addresses the needs of capable students who as a group are underrepresented in the forestry profession, as well as the needs of minority landowners that have historically been underserved by the forestry profession.
The mission statement is consistent with the missions of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, and Alabama A&M University.