Forestry and Natural Resources

Preparing the next generation of leaders in the science and sustainable management of natural resources.

Majors Offered

Aquatic Sciences Forestry Wildlife​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Minors Offered

Explore FNR Field Practicums
Summer Practicum
Marine Biology Practicum
Desert Practicum

Explore Study Abroad

Students who study abroad gain economic and geographical knowledge that can’t be captured in a textbook. You will learn local customs, taste new foods and explore new interests. In the process of meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures you will find out more about yourself. Deepen your intellectual and personal maturity through a study abroad experience that will change the way you look at the world.

Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.

 Costs & Scholarships

The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, scholarships, etc.

 Career Resources

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has a Career Services Advisor to assist FNR students in career exploration and placement.

 Student Life

Check out FNR student organizations, freshman learning communities, and other Purdue FNR resources.

 Connect With Us

Experience with our students as they share their studies!

Student Experiences

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Amanda Heltzel   Wildlife

Senior Amanda Heltzel received the Outstanding Wildlife Undergraduate Student Award from the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society for her work in the classroom, in the field and in extra-curricular activities. Heltzel was recognized at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference last week.

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Lucas Foertsch   FNR Alumni, Wildlife

From his time running around the woods as a child, flipping over rocks trying to find salamanders, creepy crawlies and anything else he could get his hands on, 2019 alumnus Lucas Foertsch has always been interested in the outdoors. An inquisitive nature, time spent with professionals in their respective fields and the investment in learning opportunities outside of the classroom helped him turn that curiosity and passion into a career.

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