Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Forest Resources web site. I am so glad that you have taken this opportunity to look around and discover the exciting programs in teaching, research, and service that are offered in the College of Forest Resources.

If this is your first visit, let me acquaint you with the College of Forest Resources. Since 1954, we have graduated over 4,200 forestry, forest products, wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture students. These students--our alumni—now serve in leadership positions of state and federal agencies, CEOs of forest products companies, private consultants, and entrepreneurs. The College of Forest Resources is the only nationally accredited educational program in the state for educating and developing future leaders in natural resources.

The College is committed to promoting the professional and intellectual development of our students. We are truly an academic community dedicated to the conservation and utilization of forest and other natural resources through integrated programs.

The College of Forest Resources includes the departments of forestry; wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture; and sustainable bioproducts. We offer four majors with fourteen options and hundreds of careers. The research arm of the College is the Forest and Wildlife Research Center and we work closely with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. The outreach arm of the College is the MSU Extension Service.

Many of our programs are accredited by the appropriate agencies and we offer numerous scholarships and part time jobs for qualified students.

The mission for the College is to promote, support and enable the management, conservation, and utilization of forest and other natural resources to benefit the stakeholders of Mississippi, the Nation, and the world. Please take a moment to look over the complete vision for the College.

I hope that you enjoy your visit. We have many exciting programs, a dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and so much more. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wes Burger
Dean and Director

College of Forest Resources
Mississippi State University
Box 9680
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Fax: 662-325-8726