2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Environmental Conservation & Society Major

Program Curriculum

Minimum credit hours required for graduation is 120.

Degree Core Requirements
FREC 2214Introduction to Land and Field Measurements 13
FREC 2314Forest Biology and Dendrology 12
FREC 2324Dendrology Laboratory1
FREC 2614Human-Environment Systems 13
FREC/NR 4004Professional Skills in Natural Resources1
FREC/NR 4014Natural Resources Economics 13
FREC 4114Information Technologies for Natural Resource Management 13
FREC 4434Natural Resource Policy 13
Subtotal19
Major Requirements
FIW 2114Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation3
FIW 4464Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife 13
FREC 2004Forest Ecosystems 13
or FREC 3314 Forest Ecology and Silvics
FREC 3524Environmental Interpretation (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse - Advanced) 13
FREC 3544Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management 13
Subtotal15
Restricted Electives
Business Restricted Electives3
Environmental Education and Outreach Restricted Electives3
Environmental Science Restricted Electives6
Human Dimensions Restricted Electives3
Role of Science in Society Restricted Elective3
Subtotal18
Track Areas with Remaining Required Electives
Students must customize their curriculum to complete one of the following three tracks by selecting an additional 12 credits from one of the three sets of restricted electives outlined below: 212
Recreation and Tourism Management Track
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Restricted Electives3
Outdoor Recreation Management & Tourism Restricted Electives9
Environmental Education and Outreach Track
Environmental Education & Outreach Restricted Electives6
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Restricted Electives3
Leadership & Sustainability in Natural Resources Restricted Electives3
Leadership and Sustainability Track
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Restricted Electives3
Leadership & Sustainability in Natural Resources Restricted Electives 9
Subtotal12
Free Electives
Select free electives to total 120 credits. (Estimated 11 credits) 311
Subtotal11
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
COMM 1015Communication Skills3
or ENGL 1105 First-Year Writing
COMM 1016Communication Skills3
or ENGL 1106 First-Year Writing
FREC 3524Environmental Interpretation (1A) 43
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
FREC/LAR/NR 2554Leadership for Global Sustainability3
Select three credits in Pathway 2 3
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Human Geography
Seeking Sustainability
Introduction to United States Government and Politics
Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Introduction to Social Anthropology
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology3
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology3
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select three credits in Pathway 5f3
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus3
STAT 3604Statistics for Social Science 13
or STAT 3615 Biological Statistics
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States 4
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal45
Total Credits120
1

Prerequisites or enrollment restrictions may apply to some courses. Consult the undergraduate course catalog or the timetable of classes.

2

9 of the 12 credits must be 3000-level or above.

3

Free elective estimations are calculated utilizing available overlap between major requirements and Pathways requirements

4

A course taken to satisfy another area of Pathways that is also listed within Concept 7 will satisfy the Concept 7 requirement simultaneously

Restricted Electives

Business Restricted Electives
AAEC 3454Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 13
ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations3
ACIS 2115Principles of Accounting3
FREC 4024Forest Resources Management and Business3
MGT 2064Foundations of Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3304Management Theory and Leadership Practice3
MGT 4334Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility 13
MKTG 3104Marketing Management3
SBIO 2614Introduction to Forest Products Marketing3
SBIO 3004Sustainable Nature-Based Enterprises3
SBIO 3464Sustainable Operations Management 13
Environmental Education & Outreach Restricted Electives
ALCE 4004Teaching Adults in Agriculture2
ALCE 4014Introduction to Cooperative Extension3
ALCE 4034Methods of Planning Education Programs for Agriculture 13
ALCE 4304Community Education and Development 13
ALCE 4884Youth Program Management3
CMST 3064Persuasion 13
HUM/RLCL 3204Multicultural Communication3
FREC 3574Environmental Education Service Learning3
PR 2044Principles of Public Relations3
TA 2024Introduction to Acting3
Environmental Science Restricted Electives
BIOL 2504General Zoology 13
BIOL 2704Evolutionary Biology 13
BIOL 2804Ecology 13
BIOL 4004Freshwater Ecology 14
CSES/ENSC 3114Soils 1, 23
CSES/ENSC 31343
ENSC 3604Fundamentals of Environmental Science 13
FIW 2314Wildlife Biology 13
FIW 2324Wildlife Field Biology 13
FIW 3514Fisheries Techniques 13
FIW 4214Wildlife Field Techniques 13
FIW 4314Conservation of Biological Diversity 14
FIW 4334Mammalogy 14
FIW 4414Population Dynamics and Estimation 13
FIW 4424Ichthyology4
FIW 4434Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management 13
FIW 4534Ecology and Management of Wetland Systems 13
FIW 4614Fish Ecology 13
FIW 4624Marine Ecology 13
FREC 2514Wildland Fire: Ecology and Management 13
FREC/HORT 3354Trees in the Built Environment 13
FREC 3364Environmental Silviculture 13
FREC 3714Forest Harvesting 13
FREC/CSES 4334Principles and Practice of Agroforestry3
FREC 4354Forest Soil and Watershed Management 13
FREC 4374Forested Wetlands 13
FREC 4414Advanced Wildland Fire Management 13
HORT/FREC 2134Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities3
SBIO/FREC 2784Global Forest Sustainability3
SPES 2244World Crops: Food and Culture3
Human Dimensions Restricted Electives
AAEC 3314Environmental Law3
AAEC 3324Environment and Sustainable Development Economics 13
AAEC 4754Real Estate Law 13
FREC 2124Forests, Society & Climate3
FREC/IS/PSCI 4174Climate Change and the International Policy Framework3
FREC 4454Urban and Community Forestry 13
FREC/AAEC/WATR 4464Water Resources Policy and Economics 13
GEOG 3104Environmental Problems, Population, and Development3
LAR 3044Land Analysis and Site Planning 13
LAR 3264People Community and Place 13
PHIL 2304Global Ethics3
PSCI 3214Political Participation 13
PSCI 3224Public Opinion 13
PSCI 3334Judicial Process 13
PSCI 3354Constitutional Law: Structures and Relationships 13
PSCI 3414Public Administration 1,33
PSCI 3424State and Local Government 13
PSCI 3554Comparative Political Economy 13
PSCI/UAP 3744Public Policy Analysis 13
SOC 2004Social Problems3
SOC 3004Social Inequality 13
SOC 3204Social Research Methods 14
SOC 3504Population Trends and Issues 13
SPIA 2554Collaborative Policy-Making and Planning3
UAP 3014Urban Policy and Planning 13
UAP/PSCI 3344Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
UAP 3354Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning3
UAP 4264Environmental Ethics and Policy 13
UAP 4344Law of Critical Environmental Areas3
UAP 4374Land Use and Environment: Planning and Policy 13
Leadership & Sustainability Restricted Electives (only 3 credits may be below 2000-level)
ALCE 3014Leadership Effectiveness for Professionals in Agricultural Organizations3
GEOG/NR 1116Seeking Sustainability 13
GEOG/NR 4444Practicing Sustainability 13
LDRS 1414Citizen Leadership3
LDRS 3104The Dynamics of Leadership 13
LDRS 3304Elements of Team Leadership 13
NR 4105Leadership in Natural Resources 1,43
NR 4106Leadership in Natural Resources 1,43
SBIO 3004Sustainable Nature-Based Enterprises3
SBIO 3454Society, Sustainability Biomaterials and Energy3
UAP 4394Community Renewable Energy Systems 13
Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management Restricted Electives
HTM 2454Travel & Tourism Management3
HTM 2464Introduction to Service3
HTM 3424Event Management3
HTM 3484Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism3
HTM 4354Information Technology and Social Media in Hospitality and Tourism 13
HTM 4444Winery Tourism3
HTM 4484International Tourism3
Study AbroadAny study abroad course focusing on human-environment interactions3-6
Role of Science in Society
HIST/STS 3706History of Science3
PHIL 2605Reason and Revolution in Science3
PHIL 2606Reason and Revolution in Science3
RLCL/STS 2464Religion and Science3
STS 1504Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society3
STS 2154The Life Sciences and Society3
STS 2454Science, Techology, and Environment3
STS 3334Energy and Society3
1

Prerequisites or enrollment restrictions may apply to some courses. Consult the undergraduate course catalog or the timetable of classes.

2

Additional cross-listings include GEOS 3614 Soils

3

Additional cross-listings include UAP 3434 Public Administration

4

Course is part of the CNRE Leadership Institute, please consult your advisor for registration process.

Notice: Some courses have prerequisites. Please check the Course Catalog for details.

Environmental Conservation & Society Notes

  1. Satisfactory Progress: By the end of the semester in which the student has attempted 60 hours (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing, and credit by examination), "satisfactory progress" towards a B.S. degree in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation will include the following minimum criteria:
    • Having an in-major and overall grade point average of at least 2.0
    • Passing at least 24 semester credits that apply to Pathways requirements
    • Passing the following courses or their equivalents: BIOL 1105 Principles of Biology, BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology and MATH 1025 Elementary Calculus
  2. Foreign Language Requirement: A sequence of two (2) foreign language courses is required for graduation unless two (2) high school credits of the same foreign language or six (6) transfer credit hours of foreign language have been earned. These credits do not count toward graduation. See catalog section on "Graduation Requirements."
  3. Policy on Student Exchanges: If studying overseas or at another U.S. university, begin planning at least 9 months prior to your departure to allow time to determine what substitutions, if any, will be allowed and to arrange your schedule to ensure that all requirements for graduation will be met.
  4. In-major GPA Computation: Includes all courses designated as FIW, FREC, GEOG, NR, and SBIO.
  5. An in-major and overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
  6. In accordance with university guidelines, courses satisfying degree core requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of a degree (e.g., Pathways requirements).
  7. Prerequisites: Some courses must be taken in sequence to satisfy prerequisites. Check prerequisites for each course carefully as these are determined by each department individually. Consult with the University Course Catalog, Timetable of Classes, and your advisor.
  8. Acceptable Substitutions:
    1. STAT 3604 Statistics for Social Science or STAT 3615 Biological Statistics: STAT 3005 Statistical Methods
    2. MATH 1025 Elementary Calculus: MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable