Forest Operations

In addition to special degree requirements listed previously, students selecting the BS Forestry degree must complete the following required courses or their equivalent, if transferred from another college or university. Transference and equivalency will be determined by the University, W.A Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, and Forestry program. Electives may be taken at any time, keeping in mind these requirements as well as the University's General Education requirements for graduation.

Bachelor of Science - Forestry; Forest Operations Concentration

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 82

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Major Required Courses22
Outside Major Courses Required24-27
Major Required Courses30
Forest Management Elective2-3
Resource Protection Electives3
Ethics and Social Science Elective3
Writing within Major15
Math within Major4-6
Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement3-4
Expressive Arts within Major3
Social Science within Major3
Ethical & Human Values Elective within Major3
Natural Science within Major6
Total Hours121-128

Major Required Courses

Rule: Must take all courses

FORS 130Intro Forestry Field Skills2
FORS 201Forest Biometrics3
FORS 202Forest Mensuration3
FORS 240Tree Biology2
FORS 241NDendrology3
FORS 250Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt3
NRSM 200Nat.Resource Professional Wrtg3
NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
Total Hours22

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Outside Major Courses Required

Rule: Must take all courses

BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
BIOB 161NPrncpls of Living Systems Lab1
CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry3
COMX 111AIntro to Public Speaking3
or THTR 120A Introduction to Acting I
ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
Select one of the following:4-6
Precalculus
College Algebra
and College Trigonometry
Select one of the following:4-5
Applied Calculus
PHSX 205NCollege Physics I4
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours28-31

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Required Courses

Rule: Must take all courses

FORS 320Forest Environmental Economics3
FORS 330Forest Ecology3
FORS 340Forest Product Manufacturing2
FORS 341Timber Harvesting & Roads3
FORS 349Practice of Silviculture3
FORS 434Advanced Forest Roads3
FORS 435Advaced Timber Harvesting3
FORS 436Project Appraisal3
FORS 440Forest Stand Management3
NRSM 385Watershed Hydrology3
NRSM 422Nat Res Policy/Administration3
Total Hours32

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Forest Management Elective

Select at least one of the following:2-3
Fire Management & Environmental Change
Forest Insects & Diseases
Elements of Ecological Restora
Parks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.
Wildlife Conservation
Total Hours2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Resource Protection Electives

Select one of the following:3
Wildland Fuel Management
Rangeland Mgt (equiv 260)
Environmental Soil Science
Riparian Ecology & Management
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethics and Social Science Elective

Select one of the following:3
Ecol Persp in Nat Amer Trad
Collab in Nat Res Decisions
Community Forestry & Conservtn
Nat Res & Envir Economics
Ethics Forestry & Conservation
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Writing Within Major

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

15 Total Credits Required

Lower Division Writing

Rule: Need to take all listed

NRSM 200Nat.Resource Professional Wrtg3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Writing

Select at least three of the following:9
Forest Ecology
Timber Harvesting & Roads
Practice of Silviculture
Forest Stand Management
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Math within Major

Rule: All are required

Select one of the following:4-6
Precalculus
College Algebra
and College Trigonometry
Total Hours4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement

Rule: The Forestry major has been granted an exception to the Modern/Classical Language Requirement. Must take one of the following courses to will satisfy this requirement. 

FORS 201Forest Biometrics3-4
or STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Expressive Arts within Major

Rule: Must take one of the following courses

COMX 111AIntro to Public Speaking3
or THTR 120A Introduction to Acting I
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Science within Major

Rule: Must take the following course

ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
Total Hours3

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethical & Human Values Elective within Major

Rule: Can take the following elective course

NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Natural Science within Major

Rule: Must take all courses

CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry3
NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-