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Forestry & Natural Resources

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The program provides a broad general experience in the arts and science to develop an individual with a well-rounded education, and a core of basic courses which furnish the student with a perspective of the scientific and professional area of forestry, natural resources, fisheries and wildlife.

Students planning to go to work after completing a 2-year degree should complete the A.S. degree Transfer students should complete the A.A. degree.

The Forestry and Natural Resources major will prepare you for an important role in the protection, management, and development of our forest and natural resources.

Students in a class near a treeLove the Outdoors?

Dedicated to advancing the science and management of forests and natural resources, as well as discovering knowledge that can be applied to sustainable environmental protection and enhancement, this program is practice-based built on the belief that the best learning comes from firsthand observation and experience.

Enjoyment of life outdoors, a willingness to get your hands dirty and a commitment of the intellectual disciplines necessary for science are qualities of our students. Our faculty are accomplished teachers in the classroom and respected researchers in the laboratory and field and enthusiastic problem-solvers for industry and business.

We invite you to join us in getting your boots wet, learning the ropes and working toward a sustainable world.


A full list of courses in Forestry is available in the Bakersfield College catalog.

See the College Addendum for an update for the NRES B1 Range Management course description.

Degrees & Certificates

Bakersfield College offers the following programs in Forestry & Natural Resources:

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