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Steven F. Resh

Forestry Transfer

Are you interested in earning your bachelor's degree in forestry at a four-year institution, but want to start your studies at a small institution? If you know that a career in forestry is in your future with a transfer to a larger university, Allegany College of Maryland's Forestry Transfer is a cost-effective way to get started before heading to your target institution.


Forestry Student Climbing Tree

We encourage all forestry students that desire a four year degree to enroll in the Forest Technology Degree Program.  This degree tends to better meet a student's needs and also guarantees transfer to partner forestry universities as a 2+2 program.  Additionally, students qualify for many more scholarships, and if you are a Maryland resident you could receive an "in-county tuition" rebate.  The Forest Technology Degree is preferable to most students. Consult a forestry advisor to help you determine your best option and learn about scholarship opportunities for forestry transfer students attending Allegany College of Maryland.

Course Info

As a Forestry Transfer student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of general education courses as well as the following select forestry courses

  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Dendrology I & II

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.


Career Info

 Allegany College of Maryland has a cooperative agreement with the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at Syracuse, that allows a student to take his/her freshman and sophomore years at Allegany College of Maryland and then transfer to ESF to complete his/her junior and senior years. Maryland has an agreement with West Virginia University (WVU) and with Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), which allows a Maryland student to transfer to those schools in some forestry or forestry-related programs and pay only "in-state" tuition and fees. These agreements make transferring more certain and less expensive. Please check with the Director of Forestry Programs for complete information.  

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry may be employed by government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Graduates who go on to receive advanced degrees often become teachers or doctors. Popular careers in forest science include:

  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Forester
  • Research scientist
  • Entomologist
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Management and Conservation
  • Policy and Planning


*Some of the above careers may require additional training and/or a bachelor's degree.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Faculty/Staff Info
James A. Howell, Professor

Sciences 52

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio

John P. Jastrzembski, Professor

Technologies 126

A.S., Nassau Community College

B.S., State University of New York

M.S., University of New Hampshire

Steven F. Resh, Professor

Technologies 127

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

M.S., University of Maine