Forest Engineering

Forest Engineering and
FE/CE Dual Degree

Learn outdoors. Work outdoors. Make an impact.

Forest Engineering majors and students in the five-year, dual degree Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering program have a leg up in the job market. Graduates of these programs can work in rural or urban settings; outside or inside; on forests, roads, bridges or transportation systems. We believe that every problem is a challenge; every challenge is an opportunity and these programs offer an amazing opportunity for students who want to execute solutions to complicated forest, natural resource and civil engineering problems while also understanding the biological needs of the forest.

Want to learn more? It’s easy to get in touch, and we can’t wait to hear from you.

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"My friends in other majors always complain about their labs because they are long and involve a lot of standing in one place for hours on end. In the forest engineering degree program, labs are something I look forward to. They usually involve driving out to Peavy Arboretum, hiking around and learning about the forest, its resources and how to use tools and instruments. Being outside makes me excited to learn."

–Danica Ruud
Sophomore | Forest Engineering

Work Outside

Get your hands dirty in more than 14,000 acres of research forests near campus or broaden your horizons by studying abroad.

"In high school, math and science were always my favorite subjects. When I stumbled upon the forest engineering major I was ecstatic. It combines my love for math and science with the outdoors."

–Danica Ruud
Sophomore | Forest Engineering


$500,000 in scholarships are available – and that’s just from the College of Forestry.

"Every single one of the faculty and staff are here to see you succeed, and happy to help in any way they can. I have boundless opportunities presented to me."

–Tiffany Netz
Forest Engineering | 2016

"I have really enjoyed my past few years here in the forest engineering and civil engineering dual degree program. All of the people in the program have become like family because of how kind and welcoming they are. I wouldn’t trade my experiences here for anything else."

–Alessandra Hossley
Senior |
Forest Engineering & Civil Engineering

You can get involved in research the minute you step on campus. There are a wide range of options available. Students who take advantage of opportunities to work in the field or the lab under the careful eye and collaborative hand of our expert researchers are competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications.

Stuent Studying

Oregon Forest
Science Complex

We’re building you an awesome new place to learn, study and grow. Construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex is underway at Oregon State in Corvallis and will be completed in 2018. The complex will include a new Peavy Hall and the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Oregon Forest Science Complex
Weatherford Hall

See yourself here

One of the top-ranked college towns in the country, Corvallis is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. A one-hour drive from the Pacific Ocean, and a two-hour drive from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal place to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest and is one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

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