B. S. Forest & Fire Sciences
About the major …
The B.S. degree program in Forest & Fire Sciences (FFS) prepares students for careers in the protection and management of our forest and natural resources. This degree program name was changed from Forestry & Natural Resources (FNR) to better reflect the curriculum available to students. Any current FNR student can move to the 2021-2022 catalog and graduate with the degree title of FFS.
The Society of American Foresters accredits the Forest & Fire Sciences program. Also, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recognizes employment as a forester with the Federal Government upon graduation.
Graduates qualify for such positions as forester, environmental interpreter, natural resource manager, urban forester, park administrator, park ranger, resource planner, watershed manager, hydrologist, fire and fuels manager, and many other related environmental career areas.
Cal Poly graduates are employed throughout the world: establishing, managing and sustaining forests and urban wildland areas; providing opportunities for a full range of uses; teaching; extension; research; and protecting and managing the environment.