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Forestry

 


 


Forestry (BS)

Forestry Management Concentration

Required Courses: 54 credit hours

 

FOR 105 Humans & Ecosystems (4)

FOR 200 Forestry Field Practice (4)

FOR 231 Terrestrial Ecology (4)

FOR 237 Water Resources (3)

FOR 305 Natural Resources Economics (3)

FOR 307 Wildland Fire Management (3)

FOR 310 Mensuration and Biometrics (3)

FOR 313 Dendrology (3)

FOR 330 Natural Resources Law and Policy (3) OR GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Law & Environmental Policy (3)

FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)

FOR 402 Silviculture (3)

FOR 410 Forest Management (3)

FOR 412 Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (4)

FOR 416 Soil Science (4)

FOR 424 Wildland Pest Management (3)

FOR 426 Professional Ethics (1)

FOR 492 Applied Forestry Research (3)

Additional Requirements: 16-17 credits

BIOL 303 Plant Structure and Function (4)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab 1 (2)

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

MATH 155    Applied Calculus 1 (3) OR MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)

Electives: 6-8 credits hours

Electives are selected by students, with advice and consent of their major adviser.

Major Total: 76 – 79 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 126-129 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the total degree credit requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the total degree credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Wildland Fire Concentration

Required Courses: 64 credit hours

FOR 105 Humans & Ecosystems (4)

FOR 200 Forestry Field Practice (4)

FOR 231 Terrestrial Ecology (4)

FOR 237 Water Resources (3)

FOR 305 Natural Resources Economics (3)

FOR 307 Wildland Fire Management (3)

FOR 310 Mensuration and Biometrics (3)

FOR 313 Dendrology (3)

FOR 330 Natural Resources Law and Policy (3) OR GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Law & Environmental Policy (3)

FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)

FOR 402 Silviculture (3)

FOR 410 Forest Management (3)

FOR 412 Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (4)

FOR 416 Soil Science (4)

FOR 424 Wildland Pest Management (3)

FOR 426 Professional Ethics (1)

FOR 451 Project Fire and Rehabilitation (3)

FOR 452 Prescribed Fire Practices (4)

FOR 456 Fire and Landscape Ecology (3)

FOR 492 Applied Forestry Research (3)

Additional Requirements: 16 – 17 credits

BIOL 303 Plant Structure and Function (4)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab 1 (2)

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

MATH 155 Applied Calculus 1 (3) OR MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)

Electives: 3-6 credits hours

Electives are selected by students, with advice and consent of their major adviser.

Major Total: 83-87 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 123-127 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may be required beyond the degree minimum if proficiency courses are required or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Environmental Science Minor

Required Courses:  21 credit hours

FOR 413 Environmental & Ecological Monitoring (3)

FOR 416 Soil Science (4)

GEOL 421 Environmental Ground-Water Hydrology (4)

FOR 433 Water Science (4)

FOR 453 Toxicology in Life Science (3)

FOR 461 Atmospheric Science (3)

Minor Total:  21 credit hours

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GIS Minor

GIS is a computer-based database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of spatial data. Students will be better prepared to map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, crime prevention, and other areas.

Required Courses: 22 credits hours

Choose one of the following:

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth (4)

FOR 105 Ecosystems & Humans (4)

POLS 151 American National Government (3)

ANTH 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)

Additional requirements:

FOR 412 Surveying and GIS (4)

GEOL 415 Remote Sensing & Analysis (4)

GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)

GEOL 494 GIS Capstone Seminar* (2)

Elective: 4-5 credit hours (to reach 22 credit hours)

Choose a 300/400-level course from geology, forestry, political science, or anthropology.

Minor Total: 22 credits hours

*This class (existing course or selected topic) is an elective within the GIS program that varies by discipline.  The course fulfills the minor degree requirement as determined by the student’s faculty adviser.

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Certificate in GIS Program

GIS is a computer-based database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of spatial data. Students who complete either program will be better prepared to map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, crime prevention, and so on.

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

FOR 105 Ecosystems & Humans (4)

POLS 151 American National Government (3)

ANTH 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)

Additional requirements:

FOR 412 Intro to GIS Surveying (4)

GEOL 415 Remote Sensing & Analysis (4)

GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)

GEOL 494 GIS Capstone Seminar (2)

Certificate Total: 18 credit hours

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Minor in Wildland Fire

Required Courses:  18 credit hours

FOR 105 Humans and Ecosystems (4)*

FOR 231 Terrestrial Ecology (4)*

FOR 307 Wildland Fire Management (3)

FOR 456 Fire and Landscape Ecology (3)

*Select an additional elective for each if course is used for the major.

Choose one:

FOR451 Project Fires and Post-Fire Rehabilitation (3)

FOR 452 Prescribed Fire Practices (4)

Electives: 1 – 9 depending on major*

*Choose electives in consultation with minor adviser.

Minor Total: 18 credits hours
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Minor in Wildlife Management

Required Courses:  18 credit hours

FOR 105 Humans and Ecosystems (4)*

FOR 231 Terrestrial Ecology (4)*

FOR 317 Principles of Wildlife Management (3)

FOR 420 Wildlife Habitat Management (3)

BIOL 494 Field Zoology (3)

*Select an additional elective for each if course is used for the major.

Electives: 1 – 9 depending on major*

*Choose electives in consultation with minor adviser.

Minor Total: 18 credits hour

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This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences