Environmental science and forestry is a diverse field requiring professionals of many specialties. That’s why we’ve designed this program to prepare you to enter into several areas—from environmental science to paper science engineering to forestry and natural resource conservation.
This program prepares graduates for the Bachelor of Science degree program in environmental science and/or the associate degree in forestry and natural resource conservation from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). After the first two years of study at Alfred State, transfers to ESF may apply to a variety of programs.
Do you love the outdoors? According to the U.S. Forest Service, there are upward of 200 million acres of forest, lakes, mountains and grassland requiring research, maintenance, and protection. And, it is the responsibility of forestry technicians to perform these services. There are a variety of forestry positions and most employers are looking for applicants with at least two years of postsecondary education.
"Pre-ESF is a great program for students that want to begin their college education at Alfred State and then transfer to a college that offers degrees in Environmental Science and Forestry. Pre-ESF offers 23 options for students to take a prescribed set of courses at Alfred State for one or two years and then transfer to the corresponding program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY." -Mark D'Arcy, Department Chair