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Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073



Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

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M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences

Masters and doctoral programs in the department focus on forestry and natural resource sciences, such as silviculture, hydrology, and ecology. Students in those programs produce powerful research results that support woodland owners and improve the forest and urban ecosystems.

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Undergraduate Forestry Program

Our forestry degree program trains students to grow, manage, and protect forest ecosystems. The forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only one in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters. We have small classes with hands-on outdoor training.

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Wildlife Biology & Management Minor

The Wildlife Biology and Management Minor is designed to provide students in forestry, natural resource environmental science, biology, animal science and related majors with a broad foundation in wildlife ecology and the practice of wildlife management and conservation.

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Urban and Community Forestry Certificate

The Urban and Community Forestry Certificate helps "students to critically examine the role of green infrastructure in the sustainability and health of the built environment." (UCF)

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Forestry and Natural Resources Department
(859) 257-7596

Forestry and Natural Resources Extension
(859) 257-7597

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073