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  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Forest Resources Management 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 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 6 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.

To remain in the Forest Resources Management concentration, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and earn no less than a C grade in FWF 212 . If a student does not meet the aforementioned criteria, the student will be removed from the Forest Resources Management concentration, and the student must meet with their advisor to identify an alternative major.

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 – Forest Resources Management Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 113 * and BIOL 115  5 2.5 cumulative GPA
CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
FORS 100   3  
Term 2
BIOL 114  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 125  3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3 FWF 212  with a grade C or better
ESS 210   4  
FORS 214  or FORS 217   3  
FWF 212   3  
Term 4
AREC 201 * or ECON 201  4 2.5 cumulative GPA
BSET 326  or FWF 430  or GEOG 411   3 2.5 major GPA
3Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *; ENGL 102 *; MATH 125 *; CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 *; MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207 *; FORS 215  
FORS 215   3  
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
EPP 411   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
FORS 321 * or FORS 327 *; and FORS 331  or FORS 337   5 2.5 major GPA
FWF 317 ; and FWF 320  or FWF 420  or SOCI 360  or SOCI 465   6  
Term 6
PHIL 101 * or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
FORS 314  or FORS 317   2 2.5 major GPA
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313   7  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
FORS 305 , FORS 322 , FORS 323 , FORS 329 , FORS 332 , FORS 411   12 Apply to graduate
FWF 415   2  
Term 8
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
4Communications 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 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 414 *, JREM 450 *, JREM 451 *.

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