FMU Building $18 Million Environmental Facility for New Degree Programs

Francis Marion University is planning to build a new $18 million Forestry and Environmental Sciences facility to house three new degree programs. Beginning this Fall, FMU will offer degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy, the University will also offer a degree in Forestry in 2023. According to FMU’s President Dr. Fred Carter, the programs aim to help produce a workforce capable of protecting the Pee Dee’s nearly 2 million acres of wetland forests and the only other forestry degree in the state is at Clemson. The new building will be set on 35 acres of forested land across Francis Marion Road from the main campus and feature labs, classrooms and an auditorium.