Summer practicum is a ten week program for forestry students and a six week program for wildlife students that takes them out of the classroom and into the outdoors. The practicum experience is held 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 experience in the field skills necessary for their education and future careers.
Forestry students must have met the minimum requirements for acceptance into practicum, usually between their sophomore and junior years, they should apply using the online application. Application for admission to practicum must be made no later than March 1st prior to the summer experience.
Wildlife students must have completed or signed up for the following courses WILD 3280, BIOL 3060, WILD 5400, WILD 3750 and at least one of the Taxon-specific elective courses. These student are usually between their junior and senior years, they should apply using the online application. Application for admission to practicum must be made no later than March 1st prior to the summer experience.
Applicants are required to submit the following: