The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of natural resources disciplines. We have undergraduate dergee programs in forestry, wildlife, and natural resources management, and graduate degrees at both the masters and PhD levels. Our faculty conduct world-class research at the highest level, and we have not only a variety of outdoor learning experiences for our students, but a variety of scholarships and fellowships to support your study. The Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building was constructed in 2005 and features modern facilities for learning and faculty research. Field research and education are also important in the School. The 5,300 acre Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center is an outstanding school forest that provides an exceptional summer field experience for our students, and other education and outreach opportunities during the remainder of the year. Additionally, there are over 4,000 acres managed as research and demonstration forests that provide a variety of forested ecosystems for our faculty needs. The SFWS building is located on the south side of the Auburn University campus, with a parking deck conveniently located across the street.
As a unit of a land grant university, we have a triple-pronged mission:
Instruction – Attract and educate undergraduate and graduate students for professional employment, career development, and responsible citizenship through degree programs in the fundamental and applied principles relevant to the management and conservation of renewable natural resources.
Research – Encourage and facilitate aggressive inquiry into fundamental and applied research questions relevant to management and utilization of the renewable natural resources of the state, region, nation and world.
Extension – Develop and deliver effective Extension and Outreach programs that are responsive to the natural resources related needs of professionals, landowners, industry and citizens of the state, region, nation and world.