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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate 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.

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 – Restoration and Conservation Science Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 101 * or BIOL 113 * and BIOL 115 * or BIOL 150 */BIOL 159  4-5 2.5 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 2.5 cumulative GPA
1PHIL 101 * or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252  3  
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 125  3  
FWF 250  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 a grade C or better
ESS 210   4  
BIOL 114 * or FORS 214  or FORS 217   3  
FWF 212   3  
Term 4
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 2.5 cumulative GPA
FORS 215  or BIOL 260 /BIOL 269   3-4 2.5 major GPA
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *; ENGL 102 *; MATH 125 *; CHEM 100 * or CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *; BIOL 101 * or BIOL 113 */BIOL 114 */BIOL 115 * or BIOL 150 *, MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207 *; BIOL 260  or FORS 215  
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
2Social Sciences Elective* 3  
Term 5
3Technical Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
EEB 330  or FWF 325   3 2.5 major GPA
GEOL 454   3  
FWF 317   3  
FWF 320  or SOCI 360  or SOCI 465   3  
Term 6
3Technical Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
FWF 324   3 2.5 major GPA
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313   7  
ESS 424  or  GEOG 436   3  
Term 7
FORS 305 , FORS 322 , FORS 323 , FORS 329   9 Apply to graduate
FWF 415   2  
FORS 496   3  
Term 8
3Technical Elective 2 No milestones
BSET 326  or FWF 430  or GEOG 411   3  
FORS 422   3  
FWF 416   3  
4Communications 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 Technical Electives provide the student with advanced skills and knowledge of areas within or closely related to Restoration and Conservation. Students may choose to group technical electives in a particular area or select courses that will count toward a minor, and should work with their advisor early in their program to ensure that prerequisites are met for the courses chosen. Chosen from AGNR 491 ; AREC 314 ; BSET 355 , BSET 474 ; ECON 362 ; EEB 353 , EEB 404 , EEB 415 , EEB 421 , EEB 426 , EEB 433 , EEB 470 , EEB 474 , EEB 484 ; EPP 411 ; ESS 454 , ESS 462 ; FORS 314 , FORS 321 *, FORS 335 , FORS 423 , FORS 433 ; FWF 499 ; GEOG 439 ; GEOL 201 *, GEOL 450 , GEOL 466 ; PLSC 280 , PLSC 350 , PLSC 421 , PLSC 460 ; WFS 433 , WFS 441 , 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 .
4 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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