10 Upper College Dr.
Alfred, NY 14802
Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry
Environmental science and forestry is a diverse field requiring professionals of many specialties. That’s why we’ve designed this program to prepare you to enter into several areas—from environmental science to paper science engineering to forestry and natural resource conservation.
This program prepares graduates for the Bachelor of Science degree program in environmental science and/or the associate degree in forestry and natural resource conservation from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). After the first two years of study at Alfred State, transfers to ESF may apply to a variety of programs.
Do you love the outdoors? According to the U.S. Forest Service, there are upward of 200 million acres of forest, lakes, mountains and grassland requiring research, maintenance, and protection. And, it is the responsibility of forestry technicians to perform these services. There are a variety of forestry positions and most employers are looking for applicants with at least two years of post-secondary education.
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The major emphasis in the required courses is gaining proficiency in technical skills. Flexibility through the selection of technical electives will allow you to pursue an interest in a particular environmental sub-discipline and become better prepared for a specific type of job. Students in the program also have access to an outdoor laboratory - an engineered wetland treatment system in nearby Wellsville, NY.
Average salary in 2013 for environmental scientists with a college degree was $70,000. Job growth is expected to rise 15% by 2022.
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