1977 Enrollment and Degrees in Forestry

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Bachelors and doctors degrees granted in 1977 declined modestly from 1976, while the number of masters degrees topped the previous record in 1974. Enrollment decreased slightly in 1977 at the undergraduate and master levels, and reached an all-time high in Ph.D. programs. However, trends in undergraduate enrollments forecast a record-breaking graduation class in 1980. Women are increasingly interested in forestry degrees, and in 1977 comprised 19.5 percent of total enrollment. Racial minorities made up 1.7 percent of the total enrollment--more than estimated in past years. As in the past, general forest resources options attracted the most students, with the wildlife-range-fisheries option being the second most popular.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director of Professional Programs, SAF

Publication date: June 1, 1978

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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