Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer - Forest Ecology Emphasis

Forest ecology is a branch of science that looks at how living things, the environment, and the whole forest ecosystem work together. It explores the diversity of plants and animals in forests and how different processes, like the way nutrients move around, impact these ecosystems. Forest ecologists also study how things like logging or natural events affect forests. Their goal is to figure out how we can take care of forests in a way that keeps them healthy and sustainable.

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

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Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AA-OT)

  • Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer (AAOT) - Forest Ecology Emphasis (catalog)


What does a transfer degree mean?

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree prepares students to transfer to an Oregon university with the guarantee that the student has met all of the lower-division general education requirements for the Oregon universities.

Upon acceptance at an Oregon university, the student is given “junior status” for registration purposes.

The AAOT does not guarantee admissions into specific departments or programs and does not guarantee admission into the student’s Oregon university of choice.

Careers in Forest Ecology

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:

2023-2033 Employment Projection

7.7% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma

Prospective Jobs

Forest and Conservation Worker Conservation Scientist Environmental Science and Protection Technicians


All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data provided for a Forest and Conservation Worker position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.

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