Summer Practicum

 Important things to keep in mind: Please read carefully!


You will be notified by email in late February/early March if you are accepted.


Mark Your Calendar! The summer 2015 Practicum Orientation will be at 5pm on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Room 2217. Attendance is mandatory.


Summer Practicum will require financial planning on your part.


You will be required to pay for room and board fees, which include your meals. Forestry students will also need to purchase forestry supplies. Payment will be due April 6th at the orientation. More information will be sent to accepted applicants in the coming weeks.


You will register for eight credit hours for summer 2015 and be responsible for the tuition.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Services at



Summer practicum is a required, six (6)-week immersive experience for forestry and wildlife students that takes them out of the classroom and into the outdoors at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center outside of Andalusia, AL.  Students live and work at the Dixon Center taking courses that provide them with hands-on learning and the field skills necessary for their education and future careers.


Summer practicum will be May 12th, 2014 - June 20, 2014. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the timing and register for the second minimester, which begins June 23. In particular, students who have core courses left to take should consider taking advantage of this second minimester. This also helps the student leverage the tuition paid for the first minimester to the most advantage.


Our alumni tell us that summer practicum is transformative. Not only do students experience a 5,300 acre classroom like no other, but lifelong friendships are made during practicum.


Requirements and prerequisites


Forestry students typically attend practicum between their sophomore and junior years, and must complete the following prerequisite courses:

English 1100 & 1120 (Composition I and II)

Biology 1020 & 1030 (Principles of Biology and Organismal Biology)

Math 1130 (or above)

Statistics 2510



Wildlife students typically attend practicum between their junior and senior years, and must complete the following prerequisite courses:

WILD 3280

BIOL 3060

WILD 5400

WILD 3750

At least one of the Taxon-specific elective courses.


Applicants are required to submit the following:


1. Summer Practicum application form (application form is only online when applications are being accepted)*


2. Official transcript(s) of any transfer coursework (must be received at Auburn prior to application)


3. Spring schedule of courses (signed by the student's collegiate advisor) showing that all necessary courses are scheduled for completion prior to Summer Practicum if attending another college/community college.


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Equipment and Fees

Medical Form

Arriving at Practicum

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