The Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree with an emphasis in Fire Management consists of 130 semester-hours that prepare graduates for a successful, exciting career in the field of wild and prescribed fire and renewable natural resouce management
The earth's changing climatic conditions not only have a direct impact on natural ecosystems but also determine the role that wild and prescribed fires will play in sustaining those systems. Increasing populations and their moves to formerly wildlands necessitate the understanding and management of natural phenomena like fire. The BSF with emphasis in Fire Management provides students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to begin their career in that field.
Graduates with the this degree are eagerly sought by employers in federal, state and private sectors, including Forestry consulting firms.
Dr. Brian P. Oswald is the major faculty for the BSF with emphasis in Fire Management.
The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education. SFA's fire management program is one of a handful of programs nation-wide to be certified as a wildland fire academic program by the Association for Fire Ecology.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.
For additional information please call (936) 468-3301 and ask for John Kidd (last names A-J) or Brandy Bishop (last names K-Z), our Academic Advisors.