Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
The Ranger School offers Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in three programs. The A.A.S. is typically earned with two years of study.
- A.A.S. in Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation
- A.A.S in Forest Technology *
- A.A.S. in Land Surveying Technology **
Combining an A.A.S. with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
There are several advantages of combining a Ranger School forest technology or environmental and natural resources associate's degree with a four-year B.S. degree in professional forestry. Ranger School graduates who go on to pursue the bachelor's degree have a solid field education as well as a managerial orientation and the deeper ecological and social understanding provided by the professional curriculum.
Students wishing to transfer from the Ranger School to the B.S. programs at the Syracuse campus will be admitted as juniors. They will be given credit for the summer session in field forestry. They will still have to complete some physical sciences, social sciences and humanities requirements while in residence at Syracuse, depending on prior preparation. All other requirements as set forth in the forest resources management program option must be met.
Students contemplating subsequent transfer should concentrate their freshman year electives in the social sciences and humanities. Students should also complete the first semester in chemistry, one semester in physics and a course in calculus prior to transferring. It is possible to be admitted without these courses, but subsequent progress in the program becomes more difficult.