Natural Resource Science and Management Accreditation

The University of Missouri’s Forest Resources emphasis area within the Natural Resource Science and Management degree is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is the only accredited program in the state of Missouri.

When you earn a degree from an SAF-accredited program, you:

  • Verify that the quality of education you receive meets the standards of the profession.
  • Ease entry to the profession through licensure, registration, and certification.
  • Increase and enhance employment opportunities.

SAF accreditation is an important indicator of commitment to quality. SAF encourages prospective students to be wary of ‘diploma mills’ – educational institutions promoting forestry and natural resources-related programs that do not lead to a degree as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Please note this Natural Resource Science Management Drive to Distinction/ensuring Student Success information (PDF).

We encourage Forestry Resources emphasis area students to join SAF as a student member, which provides tools for career development and membership in MOSAF, the Missouri state unit of the Society of American Foresters.

The Mizzou student chapter of SAF invites all interested students to check out their Facebook page.