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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 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
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * 4
STAT 201 * 3
  or   3
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
ESS 210  4
Select one: ARTA 231 , ARTC 236 ; CMST 312 , CMST 412 , CMST 414 , CMST 419 , CMST 444 ; ENGL 295 *; JREM 390 , JREM 412 , JREM 422  , JREM 450 *, JREM 451 * 3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * or Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
   
Third Year  
FORS 321 *, FORS 423  6
 ,  *, FWF 313 , FWF 317 ,   13
Select one: FORS 314  or  , POLS 440 , POLS 441 , MGT 440  2-3
Select one: RSM 310 , RSM 415 , RSM 430  3
Select one: PLSC 280 , PLSC 350 , PLSC 370 , PLSC 421  or PLSC 437  2-3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 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: GEOG 320 , GEOG 345 , PHIL 346 *, SOCI 345 , SOCI 360 , SOCI 370 , SOCI 465  3
1Cultures and Civilizations Electives * 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.