Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon


Bachelor of Science

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Forestry Transfer Guides - click on "Portland"

The OSU Forestry Department wants to talk to students early in their academic careers, please contact them for information.

Students planning to transfer to Oregon State University's College of Forestry should concentrate on college-level courses that fulfill the first and second year requirements for the major of interest as well as OSU's baccalaureate core. This includes especially coursework in basic biological and physical sciences, mathematics, writing, speech, health, and economics. 

Forest Engineering:

Become proficient in the tools, methods, and skills to conduct cost-effective and environmentally sensitive forest resource operations. Forest Engineering graduates are highly sought after by private timber companies, state and federal public land agencies, and forestry consultants.  Some graduates pursue advanced studies with a goal of university teaching or becoming a specialist in a particular discipline, such as forest hydrology or forest operations.

Forest Engineering students get a sound general education in basic science, math, communication skills, forest biology, along with work in surveying, engineering mechanics, harvesting processes, watershed management, operations analysis, economics and computer programming.

Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering:

Combine two degrees in this challenging five-year program to apply civil engineering techniques to both urban and wildland regions.  Students may complete a double degree in both Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering.


Forestry, Operations:

The Bachelor of Science in Forest Operations Management is designed as a professional degree that blends elements of the forest engineering and forest management degrees with business management and entrepreneurship. This unique new degree will prepare graduates to support the needs of an evolving forest sector in Oregon and globally.

This degree program is in collaboration with the College of Business. The 180-credit program includes a minor from the College of Business.

Forestry, Management 

Become a professional forester applying modern techniques to plan, establish, and maintain forests and forest ecosystems in a systematic and sustainable way to meet global demands.Forest Management graduates find employment in a variety of settings, such as private timber companies or state or federal agencies charged with managing public forest lands, or forested community or city parks or other urban greenways.  They may work as forestry consultants or forest economists.  They may work for forest tax agencies or legislative bodies concerned with forest policy and law, or for environmental organizations, the Peace Corps, or natural resource education providers. 


Recreation Resource Management:

Plan and manage land and water resources for people's enjoyment, especially focusing on the sustainable stewardship of wildland, wilderness, and appropriate nature-based tourism.                                                                   

Forest Recreation graduates find employment as recreation planners or managers for federal land-management agencies such as the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land management, and the Army Corps of Engineers, or for national state, or city parks.  Some are self-employed as recreation guides or consultants, others as educators in outdoor natural history museums or interpretive centers.  Typical job titles include park ranger, naturalist, environmental educator, whitewater river guide, wildland law enforcement officer, wilderness manager, backcountry guide, and nature-based tourism specialist.

The program includes strong general education with broad coursework in ecology, conservation, wilderness management, recreation planning and management, resource economics, policy analysis, and social behavior.


Tourism & Outdoor Leadership:  

The mission of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Tourism (ORLT) program is to help students, practitioners, and others excel in the fields of tourism, commercial recreation, and outdoor education. We will succeed through instilling in our students the skills, ethics, creativity, and critical thinking needed to prosper in a competitive environment.  The program is offered through the OSU Cascades campus in Bend Oregon in cooperation with Central Oregon Community College.

Renewable Materials:  

Oregon State's new Renewable Materials degree program is designed to fill a growing demand for professionals in the manufacture, marketing and utilization of sustainable natural resources-derived materials.  Renewable materials, such as wood, bamboo, straw and other plant-based goods, are used in the manufacture of building products, textiles, paper and countless other items that are a part of our everyday lives.

Focusing on a broad education that emphasizes not only core science and technology but also business and communications, Renewable Materials students can choose from two different curriculum tracks.  Graduates will bring to the workplace knowledge to help expand the use of green, renewable materials and products to enhance local, regional and global sustainability.


  • Course requirements vary for each major in Forestry. Please refer to OSU catalog or the Forestry Department website for more information. Also contact a PCC Academic Advisor for help with OSU's Baccalaureate Core courses.
  • For information on pre-requisite courses, please contact the OSU Forestry Department:
  • Student Services Office - College of Forestry, 140 Peavy Hall Corvallis, OR 97331-5710

Additional Requirements

For PCC courses that transfer to OSU, refer to Transfer Equivalencies above. If you plan to get an AAOT degree, all OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements. Be sure to take all other required courses.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated:January 2015