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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Forest Resources Management 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 • Forest Resources Management Concentration


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 18 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.

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: ANTH 130  *, POLS 102 *, PSYC 110 *, PSYC 117 *, SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 * 3
Elective 3
   
Second Year  
FORS 214  or FORS 217 , FORS 215  6
FWF 212  3
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * 4
STAT 201 * 3
BSET 326  or GEOG 411  3
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
ESS 210  4
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
   
Third Year  
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313 , FWF 317 , FWF 320  13
FORS 314  or FORS 317 , FORS 321 * or FORS 327 *, FORS 326  7
EPP 411   3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
2Ethics Elective  3
   
Fourth Year  
FWF 415 , FWF 416  4
FORS 305 , FORS 322 , FORS 323 , FORS 329 , FORS 331  or FORS 337 , FORS 332 , FORS 420 , or FORS 427 FORS 422  19
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
3Communications Elective 3
   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 * meets the Communicating through Writing (WC) requirement.
2 Choose one course from PHIL 101 * (AH), PHIL 130 , PHIL 252 *(AH, WC), PHIL 340 *(WC), PHIL 345 *(WC), PHIL 346 *(WC), PHIL 391 *(WC). If the student selects an Ethics Elective that satisfies the Arts and Humanities  General Education Requirement, then the student may select an additional Free Elective in lieu of the Arts and Humanities Elective listed in the Fourth Year.
3 Choose one course from CMST 210 *, CMST 240 *, CMST 312 , CMST 412 , CMST 414 ; ENGL 295 *, ENGL 355 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 363 , ENGL 364 , ENGL 455 *, ENGL 456 , ENGL 460 , ENGL 463 , ENGL 464 ; and JREM 412 , JREM 414 *, JREM 450 *, JREM 451 *.