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Forestry program at UGA’s Warnell School reaccredited for 10 years

UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources once again has received full accreditation from the Society of American Foresters, marking nearly 90 years of continuous accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree.

The SAF also put its seal of approval on the school’s Master of Forest Resources degree in the first year the Warnell School applied for accreditation for the program.

The school continues to be the only one in Georgia that offers SAF-accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry. Forestry graduates from Warnell have enjoyed 100 percent job placement for the past two academic years and appear to be on pace for a third such year, said Dale Greene, dean of the Warnell School.

The SAF’s Committee on Accreditation approved the Warnell School’s B.S.F.R. accreditation effective Jan. 1, extending it to Dec. 31, 2025. It also granted initial accreditation of the M.F.R. degree program effective Jan. 1 for both a forestry and a forest business option.