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  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Urban Forestry 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 urban forestry concentration is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, urban forest management, and urban wildlife. In addition to the general education courses, the urban forestry curriculum includes core courses in the traditional forestry discipline. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates who can evaluate, plan, and resolve problems in an urban and traditional forest.

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 6-10 week professional internship experience (2 credits) in the summer prior to their senior year. Internships are structured to address specific learning objectives established by the instructor and field supervisor.

To remain in the Urban Forestry 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 Urban Forestry 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 – Urban Forestry Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 113  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CHEM 100  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
FORS 100   3  
PLSC 226   3  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
BIOL 114 *, BIOL 115  5  
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 125  3  
2Social Sciences Elective* 3  
Term 3
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 FWF 212  with grade C or better
ESS 210   4  
FORS 214  or FORS 217   3  
FWF 212   3  
Term 4
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 2.5 cumulative GPA
BIOL 260 -BIOL 269  or FORS 215   3-4 2.5 major GPA
PLSC 280   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  or BIOL 260  
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
EPP 411   3 2.5 major GPA
FORS 321 * or FORS 327  3  
FWF 317  and FWF 320  or FWF 420  or SOCI 360  or SOCI 465   6  
Term 6
BSET 326  or FWF 430  or GEOG 411   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
FORS 314  or FORS 317   2 2.5 major GPA
FORS 335   3  
FWF 312 *, FWF 313   6  
Term 7
FORS 323 FORS 329 , FORS 345 , FORS 433 , FORS 435 FORS 496   14 Apply to graduate
WFS 350   1  
Term 8
3Communications Elective 3 No milestones
PHIL 101 * or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252  3  
FORS 422   3  
FWF 416   3  
4Unrestricted Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from the University General Education list . Students must complete one course from the Arts and Humanities list and two courses from the Cultures and Civilizations list.
2 Chosen from ANTH 130 *, ANTH 137 *; POLS 102 *; PSYC 110 *, PSYC 117 *; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *, SOCI 127 *.
3 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 *.
4 Any courses not already required for the major.

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