2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Environmental Data Science Major

Program Curriculum

Minimum credit hours required for graduation is 120. Prerequisites or enrollment restrictions may apply to some courses. Consult the undergraduate course catalog or the timetable of classes.

Degree Core Requirements
FREC 2214Introduction to Land and Field Measurements3
FREC 2314Forest Biology and Dendrology2
FREC 2324Dendrology Laboratory1
FREC 2614Human-Environment Systems3
FREC 4004Professional Skills in Natural Resources1
FREC/NR 4014Natural Resources Economics3
FREC 4114Information Technologies for Natural Resource Management3
FREC 4434Natural Resource Policy3
Major Requirements
Computational Requirements
BIT 3424Introduction to Business Analytics Modeling3
BIT 3514Systems Analysis3
BIT 3524Database Management and Design3
FREC 1004/GEOG 1084Digital Planet3
FREC 1044Introduction to Environmental Data Science3
FREC 3044Environmental Data Science3
FREC 4044Environmental Data Science Capstone3
FREC 4214Forest Photogrammetry and Spatial Data Processing3
Computer Programming Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Programming in C
Introduction to Programming in Python
Introduction to Software Design
Data Management Requirement
CMDA 2014Data Matter3
Natural Science Requirements
BIOL 1115Principles of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1116Principles of Biology Laboratory1
FREC 2004Forest Ecosystems3
Free Electives
Select additional credit hours to total at least 12020-22
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
COMM 1015Communication Skills (1F)3
or ENGL 1105 First-Year Writing
COMM 1016Communication Skills (1F)3
or ENGL 1106 First-Year Writing
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits of Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
Select three additional credits3
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology3
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology3
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus (5F)3-4
or MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable
MATH 1026Elementary Calculus (5F)3-4
or MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable
STAT 3615Biological Statistics (5A)3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States 1
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Total Credits119-123

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

Environmental Informatics Notes

  1. Satisfactory Progress: By the end of the semester in which the student ahs 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 (GPA) of at least 2.0.
    • Passing at least 24 semester credits that apply to Pathways for General Education
    • Passing the following courses, or their equivalents: BIOL 1105 Principles of BiologyBIOL 1106 Principles of Biology and BIOL 1115 Principles of Biology LaboratoryBIOL 1116 Principles of Biology Laboratory; MATH 1025 Elementary Calculus or MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable.
  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 Exchange: 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: All degree core and Environmental Informatics major requirements will factor into the in-major GPA.
  5. Curriculum Planning: Students should plan early with their advisors to determine appropriate sequences for their courses. Some courses must be taken in sequence to satisfy prerequisites.
  6. Degree Requirements: An in-major and overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. Minimum hours for degree is 120.
  7. In accordance with university guidelines, courses stratifying degree core requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of a degree (e.g. Pathways requirements).
  8. Prerequisites: Some of the listed courses have prerequisites. Be sure to consult with the University Catalog or check with your advisor.
  9. Acceptable Substitutions: The following requirements have acceptable substitutions.
    1. STAT 3615 Biological Statistics: STAT 3005 Statistical Methods
    2. BIOL 1105 Principles of Biology: CHEM 1035 General Chemistry
    3. BIOL 1115 Principles of Biology Laboratory: CHEM 1046 General Chemistry Laboratory