Students in the operations option focus on the business and timber harvesting side of forestry. Students learn how to actively manage lands with economic efficiency and with evolving markets and policy to provide timber and fiber for the nation. To achieve program goals, the curriculum includes a traditional forestry foundation with courses in forest biology, economics, management and operations. Students in this option earn a business minor, which enhances their skills in accounting, finance, business law and organizational behavior. Graduates often become managers in growing timber companies or land managers of commercially productive public or private lands. They work outside and with others who care about the health of our forests, economy and people.