2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Forestry 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 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
CSES/ENSC 3134 13
FIW 2114Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation3
FREC 2514Wildland Fire: Ecology and Management 13
FREC 3214Forest Biometrics (5A)3
FREC 3314Forest Ecology and Silvics3
FREC/HORT 3354Trees in the Built Environment 13
FREC 3724Forest Boundaries and Roads 13
FREC 4214Forest Photogrammetry and Spatial Data Processing 13
FREC 4514Forest and Tree Pest Management 13
Subtotal27
Forestry Track Requirements
Students must customize their curriculum to complete one of the following forestry major tracks by completeing courses listed under their chosen track
Forest Resource Management Track28
Forest Operations and Business Track34
Urban and Community Track26
Subtotal27-34
Free Electives
Select additional credits to total 120 credits.2-11
Subtotal29-45
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
Select one of the following:3
Forest Fiber Supply (Forest Resource Management Track, Forest Management Operations and Business Track) 1
Urban and Community Forestry (Urban and Community Forestry Track) 1
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2005 Principles of Economics
AAEC 1006Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
or ECON 2006 Principles of Economics
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 Calculus3-4
or MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable
MATH 1026Elementary Calculus3-4
or MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable
FREC 3214Forest Biometrics (5A) 13
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Select one of the following:3
Integrated Forest Management Practicum (Forest Resource Mnagement Track, Forest Operations and Business Track)
Environmental Silviculture (Urban and Community Forestry Track) 1
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credit hours in Pathway 7 3
Total Credits117-135
1

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

2

Consult with your advisor regarding your forest ecology course selection. Forestry students must select FREC 3314 Forest Ecology and Silvics, as it is a necessary prerequisite for other Forestry requirements.

3

A course taken to satisfy another Pathways concept that is listed with Pathways Concept 7 will satisfy Concept 7 requirements simultaneously.

Forest Resource Management Track

ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations3
or ACIS 2115 Principles of Accounting
CHEM 1035General Chemistry 13
FREC 2414Field Experience in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation2
FREC 3224Forest Measurements Field Laboratory 11
FREC 3324Silviculture Principles and Applications 14
FREC 3544Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management 13
FREC 3714Forest Harvesting 13
FREC 3734Forest Fiber Supply (Pathways 1 Advance Discourse) 13
FREC 4354Forest Soil and Watershed Management 13
FREC 4444Integrated Forest Management Practicum (Pathways 6 Design)3
Subtotal28
Free Electives
Estimated free electives for Forest Management Track 28-10
1

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

2

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

Forest Operations and Business Track

ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations3
or ACIS 2115 Principles of Accounting
FREC 2414Field Experience in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation2
FREC 3224Forest Measurements Field Laboratory 11
FREC 3324Silviculture Principles and Applications 14
FREC 3714Forest Harvesting 13
FREC 3734Forest Fiber Supply (Pathway 1a) 13
FREC 4444Integrated Forest Management Practicum (Pathway 6d)3
FREC 4714Harvesting Systems Evaluation 13
Business Restricted Electives
Select 12 credits from the following: (substitutions possible with approval)12
Personal Financial Planning
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Marketing Agricultural Products 1
Ag Financial Management 1
Real Estate Law 1
Environmental Law
Principles of Accounting 1
Technical Writing 1
Business Writing
Investments and Financial Literacy
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 1
Introduction to Finance 1
Forest Resources Management and Business
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Management Theory and Leadership Practice
Marketing Management
Introduction to Forest Products Marketing
Subtotal34
Free Electives
Estimated free electives for Forest Operations and Business Track 22-4
1

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

2

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

Urban and Community Forestry Track

CHEM 1035General Chemistry 13
FREC 2254Arboriculture Field Skills1
FREC 3364Environmental Silviculture (Pathway 6d) 13
FREC 3454Trees in the Built Environment Lab 11
FREC 4454Urban and Community Forestry (Pathway 1a) 13
HORT 3325Woody Landscape Plants3
or HORT 3326 Woody Landscape Plants
Applied Plant and Environmental Sciences Restricted Electives
Select six credits from the following:6
CSES/ENSC 3644
1
CSES/ENSC 4774
1
Insect Pest Management
Forest Soil and Watershed Management 1
Plants and Greenspaces in Urban Communities
Environment and Natural Systems
Weeds That Shape Our World 1
Plant Pathology 1
Biological Invasions 1
Policy, Planning, and Public Relations Restricted Electives
Select six credits from the following:6
Environmental Law
Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management 1
Creating the Ecological City
The U.S. City 1
Evolution of the American Landscape
Principles of Public Relations
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 1
State and Local Government 1
Sustainable Urbanization
Collaborative Policy-Making and Planning
Urbanization and Development
Public Administration 1
Law of Critical Environmental Areas
Land Use and Environment: Planning and Policy 1
Subtotal26
Free Electives
Estimated Free Electives for Urban and Community Forestry Track 29-11
1

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

2

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

Forestry 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 the Pathways to General Education
    • 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 units 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 FREC.
  5. An in-major and overall GPA average 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 to General Education).
  7. Prerequisites: Some of the listed courses have prerequisites and some courses must be taken in sequence to satisfy prerequisites. Be sure to consult with the University Catalog or check with your advisor.
  8. Acceptable Substitutions: The following requirements have acceptable substitutions.
    1. CSES 3134 /ENSC 3134 Soils in the Landscape: CSES 3114 Soils/ENSC 3114