East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in forestry. Here, you'll find:

Great faculty, such as Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp, who graduated from East Georgia College and went on to complete his doctorate in biology at Louisiana State University, and who makes it his goal to involve students in research both in the lab and in their field.

Spacious facilities, including a greenhouse added in 2006 and recently renovated laboratories, as well as a computer station in the labs with video microscopes and a beautiful nature trail on campus.

Challenging projects, including developing pheromones and trapping devices for pests such as the Indian Mill Moth and yellow jackets, lures and traps for houseflies, cataloging ectoparasites on deer, and measuring and observing gopher tortoise dens.

The chance to build your resume and your transfer and graduate school applications by publishing and presenting your work at regional and national meetings.

Involvement and experience with the College's Environmental Activists Ready to Help (EARTH) Club, which has picked up trash along roadways, gone on river-cleaning canoe trips, conducted water sampling and monitoring for Canoochee Riverkeeper, and made presentations on entomology at local primary schools.

Where Will You Go From Here?

After you complete your bachelor’s degree, you can teach, work in state parks, government agencies, or national forests, or in wildlife or fisheries management, agriculture, or environmental research.

The possibilities are as endless as your imagination!


The Forestry Program at East Georgia is young and thriving and serves students by preparing them for entry into the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia, the largest and best known forestry program in the state, serving more than 400 undergraduates.

Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp

Associate Professor

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
Required Hours: 14
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
MATH 1121 Introduction to Statistics 3
* Guided Elective Hours : 3-4
(Courses approved by Advisor from Areas B-F)
Possible Carryover from Area D 1

*NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a prerequisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I, for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the student should be encouraged to take MATH 1001 or MATH 1111, in Area A, plus MATH 1113 and then MATH 1540 in Area D which results in additional hours.

*NOTE: Physical Education courses cannot be used to fulfill the Forestry Guided Electives requirement.

Program Total: 60 Hours

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