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    Sep 20, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Urban Forestry 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 • Urban Forestry Concentration


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.

First Year  Hours Credit
FORS 100                                        3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
MATH 125 * 3
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 * 8
CHEM 100 * 4
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
2 * 3
   
Second Year  
FORS 214  3
FORS 215  or BIOL 250  3-4
FWF 212  3
ECON 201 * or AREC 201 *   4
STAT 201 * 3
PLSC 280  3
PLSC 210  or PLSC 220  3
ESS 210 
 4
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
 
 
Third Year  
FORS 314 , FORS 321 *, FORS 335 , FORS 345  10
FWF 312 *, FWF 313 , FWF 317 , FWF 320  12
BSET 326  or GEOG 411  3
EPP 411   3
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3
   
Fourth Year  
FORS 323 , FORS 331 , FWF 416 , FORS 422 , FORS 430 , FORS 433 , FORS 435 , FORS 496  16
WFS 350  2
3Ethics Elective 3
4Communication Elective 3
   Total 120
   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 General Education Electives. Choose two courses from Arts and Humanities  and two courses from Cultures and Civilizations  for a total of 12 credit hours. FWF 312 * meets the Communication through Writing  (WC) requirement.
2 Choose from ANTH 130 *, POLS 102 *, PSYC 110 *, and SOCI 110 * or SOCI 120 *.
3 Choose one course from PHIL 101 *(AH), PHIL 252 *(AH, WC), PHIL 346 *(WC), PHIL 340 *(WC) or 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.
4 Choose one course 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 412 , JREM 414 *, JREM 450 *, or JREM 451 *.