Louisiana Tech is listed at No. 7 overall and No. 1 in the South on Study.com’s 2021 rankings of The Best Bachelor Degree Programs in Forestry.
Founded in 2002 and a former non-profit of the year in its home-based state of California, Study.com is an extensive one-stop shop for education seekers and draws more than 40 million visitors each month. It’s an online learning platform and research site for both teachers and for students exploring school options and careers.
To formulate its 2021 rankings, the company used data from the US Department of Education, graduation rates, tuition information, and retention statistics to select its top 42 premier institutions offering bachelor’s degrees in forestry. Also considered were Society of American Foresters accredited programs, faculty, scholarships, and opportunities for hands-on experiences.
The Bachelor of Science in Forestry at Tech integrates biological and physical sciences with economic and social issues to prepare students for forest management careers. The program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and offers numerous opportunities for hands-on conservation and forest management research and projects. The program offers unique partnerships with numerous forest management and product companies who bring representatives to campus to interact with students, promote internships, or offer scholarships.