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Forestry, Ecology & Wildlife Program

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The Forestry, Ecology and Wildlife Program (FEWP) is professionally accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), one of two such programs in Alabama and the only professionally accredited forestry program at a Historically Black College or University.  FEWP offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry, with degree options in Forest Management and Forest Science, and minors in Wildlife Biology and Fisheries.  Graduate study opportunities (M.S. and Ph.D.) in forestry and related disciplines are available through the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Follow the links for additional information on FEWP’s mission, undergraduate and graduate studies, diverse and experienced faculty, student organizations and activities, scholarships, work study, summer employment opportunities, partnerships and much more.  You may contact us at forestry.info@aamu.edu or 256-372-4199 or 256-372-7121.

 

For quick information, view our program brochure.



Career Performance Indicators


 Alabama A&M University is the first and only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to receive professional accreditation from the SAF of its Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. Our program’s graduates have high job placement rates (over 90%) in their field of study, primarily with the USDA Forest Service, with which we have strong partnership.


   Current Employment of AAMU Forestry Graduates - 2008-2017


Employer

Number

%

USDA Forest Service

44

61

Weyerhaeuser Co.

3

4

Bureau of Indian Affairs

1

2

Graduate School

3

4

US Corps of Engineers

1

2

Tree Service Companies

3

4

Power Companies

3

4

Federation of Southern Cooperatives

1

2

Landscaping, Horticulture

2

3

Department of Defense

2

3

Vegetation management companies

1

2

TVA

1

2

Non-forestry

3

4

Graduate school –applying to grad school

2

3

Total

70

100

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Prescribed burn on TVA properties, Spring 2018.

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Students collecting data for a management plan on a non-industrial private forest during the Spring 2018 capstone course.​​



Preparation of increment cores for tree ring analysis, capstone course 2018.