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Agricultural Sciences

Wood Products (W P) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Wood Products - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (W P)

PROFESSOR LARRY H. McCORMICK, Program Coordinator

The primary purpose of this major is to help prepare students for careers in wood products industry. Students can choose from two options: Wood Products Business and Marketing and Wood Products Processing and Manufacturing. The options are designed to give the student flexibility for a science or business/marketing emphasis supported by a general education in communication, natural science, social science and humanities, and quantification.

Proper selection in elective courses enables the student to be prepared for employment in various aspects of wood products business management or marketing, process and product quality control, or research and development. The wide scope of the wood industry--from harvesting to the use of wood, fiber, and chemical products--presents a broad spectrum of employment opportunities. Within the employment spectrum are jobs related to roundwood processing to lumber and plywood, drying and protection of wood and fiber products, adhesives and coatings, reconstituted wood composites, paper manufacture, board products, and construction and housing.

For the B.S. degree in Wood Products, a minimum of 125 credits is required. Students should be aware that completion of the Wood Products degree in four years is difficult if they are not at the University Park campus beginning the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12-19 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 2-6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 86-97 credits
(For the Business and Marketing option this includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses. For the Processing and Manufacturing option this includes 19 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses, 3 credits of GS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, and 7 credits of GN courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 40-42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2) (Sem: 1-4)
W P 200W(3)[1], FOR 203(2)[1], W P 411(4) (Sem: 3-4)
W P 203(1)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
W P 417(4)[1], W P 437W(4)[1], W P 490(1)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-17 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 103 GQ(4), CMPSC 201C GQ(3), CMPSC 201F GQ(3), or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits of STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 240 GQ(3), STAT 250 GQ(3), or STAT 301 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CAS 211(3) or ENGL 215(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 46-55 credits

WOOD PRODUCTS BUSINESS AND MARKETING OPTION: (46-48 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
W P 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 27 credits from ACCTG 211(4), AG BM 101 GS(3) or ECON 002 GS(3), AG EC 350(3), B A 250(3), B LAW 243(3), B LOG 301(3), ECON 004 GS(3), FIN 100(3), ECON 315 GS(3) or L I R 100 GS(3), I B 303(3) or ECON 333 GS(3), I E 302(3), MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3), PSY 002 GS(3), any GQ B A course or CMPSC 203 GQ(4), or any additional W P course (2-3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16-18 credits)
Select 16-18 credits in consultation with adviser from department list.
(Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.)

WOOD PRODUCTS PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING OPTION: (53-55 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
W P 337(2), W P 412(3), W P 413(3), W P 418(4), W P 423(2) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-19 credits)
Select 17-19 credits from BIOL, BI SC (GN), PHYS (GN) biochemistry or organic chemistry, and any additional W P courses (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in consultation with adviser from department list.
(Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-005

Review Date: 4/24/03

AG

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