2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Wildland Recreation 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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry • Forestry Major • Wildland Recreation Concentration


 

The wildland recreation concentration is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to work in natural resource based recreation settings on private and public lands, including local, state, and national parks, and other state and federal agencies and private or non-profit organizations providing outdoor recreational opportunities.

Students prepare for professional positions in the planning, development, interpretation, and management of private and public lands for recreational purposes. Students also learn the basic philosophy and principles associated with the use of leisure time and the relationship of natural resources to the constructive use of leisure time.

Elective credits may be used to obtain specializations in complementary areas such as education, cultural and natural history interpretation, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, communication and public relations, agricultural extension education, ornamental horticulture and landscape design, business and public administration; and the natural sciences, including ecology, and geology, as well as recreation and leisure studies.

Ten weeks of professional internship experience (6 credits) are required during the final 45 hours of credit in the program. The internship is a highly structured field experience guided by specific learning objectives pre-approved by the instructor and the field supervisor. The student receives one credit per two weeks of full-time field experience. Preparations for the internship should be made well in advance of actual placement. Summer employment or volunteer work in a related field prior to the internship is highly encouraged.

 

First Year

Hours Credit

FORS 100  3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
MATH 125 * 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 * 4
Select one: PSYC 110 *, SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *, POLS 102 *, ANTH 130 * 3
Electives 3
   

Second Year

 
FORS 214  or  , FORS 215  6
FWF 212  3
ECON 201 * 4
STAT 201 * 3
  or   3
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
ESS 210  4
Select one: AMED 231 , AMED 236 ; CMST 220 , CMST 270 , CMST 310 , CMST 320 , CMST 330 , CMST 420 ; ENGL 295 *; JREM 201 *, JREM 290 , JREM 412 , JREM 422  , JREM 450 *, JREM 451 * 3
1Cultures and Civilizations* or Arts and Humanities* Elective 3
   

Third Year

 
FORS 321 *, FORS 423  6
 ,  *, FWF 313 , FWF 317 ,   13
Select one: FORS 314  or  , PLSC 427 , POLS 440 , POLS 441 , MGT 440  2-3
Select one: RELS 310 , RELS 410 , RELS 415 , RELS 430 , RELS 470  3
Select one: PLSC 280 , PLSC 350 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 421  or PLSC 437  2-3
1Cultures and Civilizations or Arts and Humanities Elective 3
   

Fourth Year

 
FORS 422 , FORS 495         9
FWF 416  3
Select one:WFS 443 , WFS 444 , WFS 445  3
Electives 5-6
Select one:  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   3
1Cultures and Civilizations or Arts and Humanities Electives 6
   
 

Total 120

   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 General Education Electives. Choose two courses from the Cultures and Civilizations list and two courses from the Arts and Humanities list for a total of 12 credit hours. FWF 312  and FORS 321  meet the Communication through Writing (WC) requirement.