The Bachelor of Science in Forest Ecosystem Science and Conservation (FEC) is designed to provide students with the breadth and depth of understanding required to become active participants in promoting the sustainability of our forests in the future.
Maine is the most forested state in the country and provides an ideal setting for studies in Forest Ecosystem Science and Conservation. Students can expect courses and work opportunities to bring them into the Maine woods as an integral part of their education. In addition, faculty have active research programs and are the primary instructors and advisors for students resulting in an educational experience of exceptionally high quality.
The FEC program is a partner to the long established Forestry program at the University of Maine. While the Forestry program focuses on the management of forests, the FEC program emphasizes the biology and conservation of forest ecosystems from the molecular to the biosphere level. It is possible to have a double major in FEC and Forestry as well as in FEC and Wildlife Ecology. Other program options include the declaration of academic minors in such areas as biology, botany, earth sciences, ecology and environmental science, environmental management and policy, fisheries, forest products, forest recreation management, plant science, soil science, surveying, or zoology.
For more information on FEC, faculty, and related programs, visit http://www.forest.umaine.edu/
Bachelor of Science in Forest Ecosystem Science and Conservation
The FEC curricula are organized into core requirements and two areas of concentration – Forest Ecosystem Science and Forest Conservation. Students must select one concentration. The Forest Conservation concentration is flexible and allows the student to explore a wide range of topics involving trees, wildlife, soils, ecology, policy, and ecosystem management. The Forest Ecosystem Science concentration outlines a program that will make students highly competitive for graduate studies in such areas as forest ecology, silviculture, forest health, or tree physiology. Elective courses are also used to meet General Education Requirements for other subjects in the humanities and social sciences.