Forest Resources Management B.S.

Bachelor of Science - Forestry; Forest Resources Mgmt Concentration

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 90

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 Courses26
Professional Electives18
Biophysical Sciences
Management Application
Policy and Social Science
Measurement and Analysis
Writing within Major14-15
Math within Major4-6
Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement3-4
Expressive Arts Requirement3
Social Science within Major3
Ethical & Human Values Elective within Major3
Natural Sciences within Major6
Total Hours126-133

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
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours24-27

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 440Forest Stand Management3
FORS 481Forest Planning3
NRSM 385Watershed Hydrology3
NRSM 422Nat Res Policy/Administration3
Total Hours26

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Professional Electives

Rule: Must take at least 18 total credits from the combined subcategories

Note: Must take 6 credits beyond major requirements to earn a minor

Minimum Required Grade: C-

18 Total Credits Required

Biophysical Sciences

Select at least one of the following:3
General Ecology
Rocky Mountain Flora
Plant Physiology
Fire Ecology
Wood Anatomy, Properties, & ID
Ecosystem Climatology
Wildlife Habitat Cons & Mgmt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Management Application

Select at least two of the following:4-6
Fire Management & Environmental Change
Forest Insects & Diseases
Wildland Fuel Management
Advanced Forest Roads
Advaced Timber Harvesting
Rangeland Mgt (equiv 260)
Wildlife Conservation
Total Hours4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Policy and Social Science

Select at least one of the following:3
Nature and Society
Project Appraisal
Ecol Persp in Nat Amer Trad
Wildland Conserv Pol/Govrnance
Collab in Nat Res Decisions
Ethics Forestry & Conservation
Community Forestry & Conservtn
Nat Res & Envir Economics
Climate and Society
Environment & Development
Parks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.
Recreation Behavior
Nat Res Interp and Comm
Rec Admin & Leadership
Tourism & Sustainability
Wilderness & Protctd Area Mgt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Measurement and Analysis

Select at least one of the following:2-3
Forestry Apps of GIS
Env Remote Sensing
Hydrology
Total Hours2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Writing within Major

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

15 Total Credits Required

Lower Division Writing

Rule: All are required

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:8-9
Forest Ecology
Forest Product Manufacturing
Timber Harvesting & Roads
Practice of Silviculture
Total Hours8-9

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Math within Major

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 Requirement

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 elective course

NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Natural Sciences within Major

Select at least two of the following including a lab course:6
Principles of Living Systems
Prncpls of Living Systems Lab
Introduction to General Chemistry
Dendrology
Soils, Water and Climate
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-