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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Forest Resources Management Concentration


The profession of forestry is the science, the art, and the practice of managing and using for human benefit the natural resources that occur on and in association with forest lands. Benefits are derived from the multiple resources of the forest – wood, water, wildlife, recreation, forage, and environmental amenities. Foresters are managers of these resources. Thus, our principal instructional objective is to provide the broad education needed to deal effectively with the complex of forest resources.

The forest resources management concentration provides an opportunity to obtain an education related to the management of the broad spectrum of wildland resources. In addition to the core of required courses, there are about 18 elective credit hours for broad studies or specialized training in one or more areas of forestry. These areas and examples of related fields of study are forest biology including plant physiology and morphology, ecology, genetics, tree nutrition, forest soils; forest business management including economics, accounting, finance, marketing, management science; forest economics including economics, business administration, social science; forest inventory including mathematics, statistics, computer science; wildland recreation including natural and social sciences; and wildlife management including ecology and botany.

The university has over 21,000 acres of forest land available for teaching, research, and demonstration. The Tennessee Valley Authority, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Cherokee National Forest provide additional land and facilities available to the teaching program. Contained within these areas is a wide variety of tree species and forest types ranging from elements of the boreal forest to southern pines and hardwoods.

Lumber, pulp and paper, and other wood-using industries cooperate in conducting tours and demonstrating industrial processes.

uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry • Forestry Major • Forest Resources Management Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 111 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 100 * 4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
FORS 100  3  
Term 2
BIOL 112 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
ENGL 102 * 3 One general education elective*
MATH 125 * 3  
1Social Sciences Elective* 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3 One additional general education elective*
ESS 210  4  
FORS 214  or FORS 217  3  
FWF 212  3  
Term 4
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
BSET 326  or GEOG 411  3 One additional general education elective*
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
FORS 215  3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 5
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
EPP 411  3 One additional general education elective*
FORS 321 * or FORS 327 * 3  
FWF 317 , FWF 320  6  
Term 6
4Ethics Elective 3 No milestones
FORS 314  or FORS 317  2  
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313  7  
2Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 7
FORS 305 , FORS 322 , FORS 323 , FORS 329 , FORS 332  11 Apply to graduate
FORS 331  or FORS 337  2  
FWF 415  2  
Term 8
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
5Communications Elective 3  
FORS 422  3  
FORS 420  or FORS 427  3  
FWF 416  3  
     
TOTAL 120  

* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from ANTH 130 *, ANTH 137 *; POLS 102 *; PSYC 110 *, PSYC 117 *; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *, SOCI 127 *.
2 Any courses not already required for the major.
3 Chosen from the University General Education list . Students must complete two courses from the Arts and Humanities list and two courses from the Cultures and Civilizations list.
4 Ethics elective chosen from PHIL 101 *, PHIL 130 , PHIL 252 *, PHIL 340 *, PHIL 345 *, PHIL 346 *, PHIL 391 *. If the student selects an ethics elective that satisfies the Arts and Humanities general education requirement, the student may select an additional unrestricted elective in lieu of the Arts and Humanities elective.
5 Communications elective chosen from CMST 210 *, CMST 240 *; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 355 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 363 , ENGL 364 , ENGL 455 *, ENGL 456 , ENGL 460 , ENGL 463 , ENGL 464 ; JREM 412 , JREM 414 , JREM 450 , JREM 451 .