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The forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only one in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters. We are looking for students who share our passion for forests, wildlife, and other natural resources, and who wish to learn how to manage them for future generations. 


Check out our Forestry students in the Spring Field Semester!

Forestry Spring Field Semester Video

Forestry Field Semester Overview


If you have questions or would like more information about the forestry program, contact Laura Lhotka - Forestry Academic Coordinator.

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Key Resources

Learn more about key resources for current undergraduate students.

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View scholarship opportunities for undergraduate forestry students.

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Forestry Curriculum

Learn more about the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Forestry.

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Spring Field Semester

View week-by-week summaries of the Spring Field Semester that occurs during spring of the junior year.

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Wildlife Biology and Management Minor

View the requirements for the Wildlife Biology and Management Minor.

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Forestry and Natural Resources Job Board

View job opportunities in forestry and natural resources. Includes graduate school, temporary, part-time and permanent positions.

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Career Opportunities

Learn what you can do with a degree in forestry.

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Explore Forestry

Watch or listen to our From the Woods Today show to learn about all things forestry in Kentucky.

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Gain Experience
Forestry Club

A Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (UK Forestry Club)

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UK Fire Cats

A student wildland firefighter organization to provide UK Forestry majors hands-on experience with wildland firefighting.

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Undergraduate Research

Meet our faculty to learn about potential undergraduate research opportunities.

Meet Our Faculty

Some states may require a professional license, certification, registration, or permit be obtained before engaging or working in forestry. Students interested in practicing forestry in another state should learn more about whether their undergraduate or graduate program will lead to licensure or certification, etc. in each state. 

How can we help? 

If you have questions about the UK Forestry program or would like to schedule a visit, let us know.

Contact Laura Lhotka, Forestry Academic Coordinator 859-257-8718,