In this article, we will check out all important details about B.Sc. Forestry course. Students who have passed 12th Science stream (Biology group), who are not interested in regular professional courses that offers office jobs after graduation The Forestry major is a professional degree program and is the only one in Kentucky accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Forestry students are trained to grow, manage, and protect healthy forest ecosystems. Our forestry classes are designed to give students hands-on field experiences using the latest technology when learning about land management principles and practices. We also work with students who are interested in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities through internships and summer employment.
During the spring semester of the junior year, forestry majors participate in a semester-long, field-oriented immersion into the practice and application of forestry, wildlife, and natural resource management techniques
Scope in Forestry field
The field of forestry is most of the time underestimated by the students to elect a career oriented scope in Pakistan. But do you know that God has bestowed Pakistan with those blessings which are not found in anywhere else. There are many bigger area is jungle is yet not discovered. Even our scientist are not yet fully aware with all kinds of plants and herbs. There are lots of benefits of these plants in different fields of life. So if one done perfection in this field of studies can be jobless or career failure? of course never! A person with graduate or master degree in forestry will never be a jobless. He/she will be able to do a job in different public and private organizations and industries in Pakistan. He/she can also work in research departments.
Career in Forestry
A lot of career opportunities is available in this field. The career opportunities are available in public as well as in private sector.
The public sector jobs includes work in zoological parks, wildlife ranges, corporate having their own plantations for timbering, wildlife research institutes, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and its affiliated institutes, wildlife department, forest department, national parks & sanctuaries, forest nurseries.
Those holding bachelor’s degree in forestry can apply for the Central government through the Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
You can also apply in the colleges for the post of lecturer. As we all know that forest is the very important part of an ecosystem. Therefore, management of forest is required and is done by the foresters (forest professionals).A practitioner of forestry is known as a Forester.
The job profiles in forestry is as follows:
- Forest Range Officer
- Forestry Technicians
- Forest Officer
- Forestry Staff
- Forest Professionals
- Natural Resource Technician
- Operations Forester
- Senior Forestry Consultant
- Foresters Silviculturist
- Field Investigator
- Sales/Business Development Officer
- Teacher or Lecturer
- Auditor – Forestry
Some working areas where you can find jobs after pursuing courses in the field of Forestry
Salary in Forestry
The average starting salary is 40,000 to 50,000 and it increase according to your experiance.