Pre-Forestry Requirements | Troy University

Pre-Forestry Requirements

Pre-Forestry Program


The Pre-Forestry curriculum at Troy University is a two year course of study that prepares students to enter a Forest Program. Students from TROY transfer after two years to programs at universities such as Auburn University, University of Georgia, and Mississippi State University. Also, students may choose to complete their degree at TROY and pursue a graduate degree in forestry or related field. 

The College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University.  The College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University offers the following degree programs: Forestry, Forest Engineering, Geospatial and Environmental Informatics, Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Wildlife Enterprise Management, and Wildlife Sciences Pre-Veterinary concentration. The Forestry program at Auburn University provides students with the knowledge to sustain and manage the diverse forest resources that make up local and regional landscapes. Students will spend summers at the summer practicum program held at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center outside of Andalusia, Alabama. 

Transfer students majoring in Forestry at Auburn University must apply for summer semester prior to their junior year to attend the required summer practicum. For additional help with questions about application timelines and requirement, contact Student Services before applying


The admission request must include:

Students looking to pursue Forestry careers may also be interested in other programs throughout the United States. Contact the university of choice for required courses and a course plan of study. 

  1. Application form
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Plan of study (signed by the advisor) showing that all necessary courses are scheduled for completion prior to summer semester. Letters of decision will be mailed to all applicants by May 1st.

Those students who meet the minimum qualifications but who are not on the “accepted” list will be placed on a “stand by” list. In the event one of the fifty selected students is unable to attend the Practicum students on the “stand by” list will be admitted in order of highest GPA.


Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Principles of Biology, 3 Hours
Principles of Biology Lab, 1 Hour
Calculus I, 4 Hours
Composition and Modern English I, 3 Hours
Western Civilization I, 3 Hours

Spring Semester
Organismal Biology, 3 Hours
Organismal Biology Lab, 1 Hour
Composition and Modern English II, 3 Hours
Western Civilization II, 3 Hours
Music Appreciation or
Visual Arts, 2 Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
General Chemistry I, 3 Hours
General Chemistry I lab, 1 Hour
General Physics I, 3 Hours
General Physics I lab, 1 Hour or
Principles of Accounting I, 3 Hours
World Literature before 1660, 3 Hours
Fundamentals of Speech, 3 Hours

Spring Semester
General Chemistry II, 3 Hours
General Chemistry II lab, 1 Hour
World Regional Geography or
Introduction to Sociology or
Anthropology or
General Psychology, 3 Hours
World Literature after 1660, 3 Hours
Principles of Microeconomics, 3 Hours


Dr. Alvin Diamond
Department of Biological Sciences
MSCX, Room 210L
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
(334) 670-3403

  1. Requirements  may vary for each university. Make sure that you contact the university of choice to develop a course plan of study.
  2. Students planning to transfer to a university other than Auburn should contact the School of Forestry at that university and develop a personalized curriculum.
  3. Before starting the Fall Semester at Auburn University, all students accepted into the Forestry Program must complete the Summer Field Practicum at Solon Dixon Forestry Research Center outside of Andalusia, AL.
  4. Application forms should be completed by the end of February of each year.
  5. A student interested in the science of forestry should take Physics 2252/L252 and a student interested in the business of forestry should take Principles of Accounting 2291.

Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.



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