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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Restoration and Conservation Science Concentration


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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 conservation and restoration concentration is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing forestry, ecology, soil and waters, and wildlife. In addition to the general education courses, the conservation and restoration curriculum includes core courses in the traditional forestry discipline. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates who can evaluate terrestrial ecosystems and plan for the conservation of healthy ecosystems, the improvement of degraded ones, and the reclamation or restoration of severely disturbed land. Students may choose from a broad range of technical courses, or may choose to focus their program on a particular aspect of restoring or conserving ecosystems such as wildlife habitat, watersheds, ecosystem construction, or ecology and biodiversity.

Students prepare for professional positions in the planning, development, and implementation of projects to maintain, improve or restore ecosystem function and health on private and public lands. Foresters work closely with the public and private sector, so the development of excellent personnel management and communication skill is encouraged. In addition to the completion of courses, students are required to complete a six to ten week professional internship experience to address specific learning objectives established by the instructor and field supervisor.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)
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 include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry • Forestry Major • Restoration and Conservation Science Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 101 * or BIOL 111 * or BIOL 150 /BIOL 159 * 4-5 2.0 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
FORS 100   3  
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4  
Term 2
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
1PHIL 101 * or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252 * 3 One general education elective*
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 125 * 3  
FWF 250 * 3  
Term 3
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 One additional general education elective*
ESS 210   4  
BIOL 112 * or FORS 214  or FORS 217   3  
FWF 212   3  
Term 4
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
FORS 215  or BIOL 260 /BIOL 269   3-4 One additional general education elective*
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
1Social Sciences Elective* 3  
Term 5
3,4Technical Elective 3 2.0 cumulative GPA
EEB 330  or FWF 325   3 One additional general education elective*
GEOL 454   3  
FWF 317 , FWF 320   6  
Term 6
3,4Technical Elective 3 No milestones
FWF 324   3  
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313   7  
ESS 424   3  
Term 7
FORS 305 , FORS 322 , FORS 323 , FORS 329   9 Apply to graduate
FWF 415   2  
FORS 496   3  
Term 8
3,4Technical Elective 2 No milestones
BSET 326  or GEOG 411   3  
FORS 422   3  
FWF 416   3  
5Communications Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Students must complete two courses from the Arts and Humanities list and two courses from the Cultures and Civilizations list.
2 Chosen from approved Social Sciences General Education courses excluding AREC 201 *, ECON 201 * and ECON 207 *.
3 Chosen from AGNR 491 ; AREC 315 ; BSET 355 , BSET 474 ; ECON 362 ; EEB 353 , EEB 404 , EEB 415 , EEB 421 , EEB 426 , EEB 433 , EEB 470 , EEB 474 , EEB 484 ; ESS 454 , ESS 462 ; FORS 314 , FORS 321 , FORS 335 , FORS 423 , FORS 433 ; FWF 420 , FWF 499 ; GEOG 439 ; GEOL 201 , GEOL 450 ; PLSC 280 , PLSC 350 , PLSC 421 , PLSC 460 ; SOCI 360 ; WFS 433 , WFS 443 , WFS 445 . Of these, at least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above. A maximum of 3 credits is allowed for FWF 499 . Note that some of these courses have prerequisites.
4 Students may choose to group their 7-9 hours of technical electives in a particular area such as Wildlife Habitat (chosen from EEB 353 , EEB 404 , EEB 426 ; WFS 433 , WFS 445 ); Watershed Conservation (chosen from AREC 315 ; BSET 474 ; EEB 404 , EEB 470 , EEB 474 ; ESS 462 , GEOL 450 ; SOCI 360 ; WFS 433 , WFS 443 ); Ecosystem Construction (chosen from BSET 355 ; PLSC 280 , PLSC 350 , PLSC 421 , PLSC 460 ); or Ecology and Biodiversity (chosen from EEB 404 , EEB 415 , EEB 421 , EEB 433 , EEB 470 , EEB 484 ; ESS 454 ; GEOG 439 ; GEOL 201 ; WFS 433 , WFS 445 ).
5 Communications elective chosen from ALEC 440 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 355 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 363 , ENGL 364 , ENGL 455 *, ENGL 456 , ENGL 460 , ENGL 463 , ENGL 464 ; JREM 414 , JREM 450 , JREM 451 .

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