School of Forest Resources & Conservation

Forest Resources & Conservation

The FRC Major

Today we face the significant challenge of protecting the environment while maintaining our quality of life. There is a need for professionals who care about the environment, have a broad understanding of natural resources, are creative and enjoy a challenge. If you want to make a difference in the environment and people, check out the Forest Resources and Conservation (FRC) major.

The FRC major introduces students to a wide range of natural resource fields, including forest ecology, ecosystem management, economics, environmental policy, modern technology applications for natural resource managers, wildlife management and forest health. With this knowledge and understanding our graduates go on to help create solutions in a number of environmental areas including; ecological restoration, sustainable wood supply, alternative energy, global climate change, environmental policy and law, and clean air and water. FRC students spend significant time in the field gaining hands-on experience with ecological and management principles.

The Forest Resource Management and Urban Forestry specializations within the FRC major are nationally accredited by the Society of American Foresters.  These are the only accredited forestry programs in Florida.

Click here to find out why Fast Company named the profession of Forester as one of the top ten ‘green’ jobs.

To see how a Senior Forestry Consultant is helping conserve forests while make strides against global climate change click here.


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