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Forestry & Environmental Management

The Art and Science of Forest Management

Preserving the world’s forests is a vital responsibility and an ever-growing need. The Forestry and Environmental Management program prepares students for vocation in the living world. Newberry offers a unique pathway to the field through a dual-degree program with Duke University, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in five years.

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While at Newberry College, Forestry dual-degree students must complete a rigorous program of core curriculum, biology, chemistry, mathematics and economics courses, and attain a total of at least 90 credit hours.


Some students may prefer to complete the bachelor's degree before undertaking graduate study at Duke. The master's degree requirements for these students are the same as those for students entering after the junior year, but the 60-unit requirement may be reduced for relevant undergraduate work of satisfactory quality already completed. All credit reductions are determined individually and consider both the student's educational background and objectives. Students entering the Forestry and Environmental Management program should confer early in their college careers with the Biology program chair regarding which courses they should take each year, and when they should make formal application for admission to the Duke University School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

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Career Possibilities

  • Conservation Manager
  • Coastal Environmental Management
  • Ecosystem Conservation
  • Forest Manager
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health
  • Water Resource Management
  • Silviculturalist


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