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(Archive) Forest Science (FORSC)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Forest Science (FORSC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR KIM C. STEINER, Program Coordinator

The mission of the B.S. program in Forest Science is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and professional ethics for understanding and managing forest ecosystems and living as responsible members of society.

The Forest Science major provides for the education necessary for students to pursue professional careers in one of the following options: (1) Forest Biology, (2) Forest Management, (3) Urban Forestry, and (4) Watershed Management. These options also will help prepare students for graduate studies in continuing professional education.

For the B.S. degree in Forest Science, a minimum of 128 credits is required for the Urban Forestry option; for the Forest Biology, Forest Management, and Watershed Management options, a minimum of 130 is required. Students should be aware that completion of the Forest Science degree in four years requires enrollment at the University Park Campus beginning the fall semester of the sophomore year.

FOREST BIOLOGY OPTION: This option provides a strong background in the biological and ecological aspects of contemporary forestry and establishes a sound foundation for professional employment and graduate-level study in forest and environmental sciences.

FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTION: This option provides professional training in the management of forest lands consistent with the needs of ownership objectives. Employment opportunities include forest management positions with public agencies, industry, and private consulting.

URBAN FORESTRY OPTION: This option helps prepare students to manage community trees and green spaces. It emphasizes technical expertise, communication abilities, and skills for working with diverse people. Employment opportunities include municipalities, arboricultural companies, utilities, and government agencies.

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT OPTION: This option focuses on water resources and the integrated management of natural resources with emphasis on water. Graduates qualify for federal employment as hydrologists and for water-related careers in municipal watershed management, state and local government, and environmental/engineering consulting.

FOREST SCIENCE MINOR: Students must take FOR 203(3), 308(3), 366(4), and 421(3), and select at least 6 credits of additional courses (at least 3 credits at the 400 level) from FOR 239(3), 320(2), 416(3), 440(3), 455(3), 470(3), 475(3), 480(3), or other FOR courses by petition to the Forest Science faculty, for a minimum of 19 credits.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 100-102 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 38-40 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
BIOL 110GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ECON 002 GS(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
FOR 200W(3), 203(3)[1], SOILS 101(3), STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), FOR 308(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
AG ED 440, ENGL 215, 416, 418, or 419(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (2-4 credits)
Select a computer course from department list (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 61-64 credits

FOREST BIOLOGY OPTION: 63-64 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45 credits)
BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 034(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 204(2), 320(2), 350(3), 366(4)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
ENT 318(4), W F S 309(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FOR 409(2), 410(3), 421(3)[1], 430(3), 475(3)[1], 480(3), 494(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
AG EC 200(3) or MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FOR 455 or GEOG 352(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12-13 credits)
Select 12-13 credits in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTION: 63 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45 credits)
FOR 204(2), 239(3), 320(2), 350(3), 366(4)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
ENT 318(4), W F S 309(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FOR 416(3), 421(3)[1], 440(3), 455(3), 466W(3)[1], 470(3), 475(3), 480(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from GEOG 110 GN(3), 115 GN(3), GEOSC 002 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3), PHYS 150 GN(3), 215 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
SPCOM 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), or 352(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 200(3) or MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8-9 credits)
In consultation with adviser, select 8-9 credits from department list approved for the option (Sem: 5-8)

URBAN FORESTRY OPTION: 61-62 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ENT 318(4), FOR 204(2), 350(3), 366(4)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 401(3)[1], HORT 138(3), 430W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
FOR 495(3)[1] or 496(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
SPCOM 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), or 352(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (29-30 credits)
In consultation with adviser, select 29-30 credits from the following:
a. Select 6-12 credits from FOR 410(3), 416(3), 421(3), 466W(3), 470(3), 480(3), and W F S 309(3) (Sem: 5-8)
b. Select 1-3 credits from E R M 421(1), FOR 409(2), and FOR 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)
c. Select 3 credits from A S M 217(3) and FOR 475(3) (Sem: 5-8)
d. Select 3-6 credits from GEOG 102 GH(3), LARCH 060 GA(3), and 127(3) (Sem: 5-8)
e. Select 3-6 credits from MGMT 341(3) and R SOC 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)
f. Select 3-6 credits from B A 250(3), B LAW 243(3), and E R M 411(3) (Sem: 5-8)

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT OPTION: 64 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
CHEM 034(3), MATH 111 GQ(2), METEO 003 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
GEOSC 001(3), PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
A S M 327(3), BIOL 435(3)[1], GEOSC 452(3)[1], MICRB 400(2), SOILS 422(3) (Sem: 5-8)
FOR 410(3), 470(3)[1], 471(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
B LAW 243(3) or E R M 411(3) (Sem: 5-6)
PL SC 001 GS(3), 125(3), 417(3), or 419(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 004 GS(3) or 302 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 200(3) or MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 201(3), 401W(3), 402(3), or ECON 428(3) (Sem: 7-8)
FOR 455(3), GEOG 352(3), 454(3), or 457(3) (Sem: 7-8)
R SOC 417(3) or SOC 446(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SPCOM 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), or 352(3) (Sem: 7-8)

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


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-05-001

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)

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