Summer Practicum


The Summer Practicum application and selection has concluded for 2014.


The Summer Practicum  Orientation will be April 7, 2014 in SFWS at 5pm.

All students must submit medical forms before full participation will be granted.


Foresters – please submit your vest sizes to Dr. Kenney as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Services at 334-844-1001.


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.


Contact the student services office with questions:


Equipment and Fees

Medical Form

Arriving at Practicum

Appeal Form

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