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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Ecosystem Management

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (FOREM)

PROFESSOR ELLEN MANNO, Program Coordinator

The mission of the B.S. program in Forest Ecosystem Management 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 Ecosystem Management 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) Community and Urban Forest Management, and (4) Watershed Management. These options also will prepare students for graduate studies in continuing professional education.

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 forestry, ecology, and related disciplines.

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.

COMMUNITY AND URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT 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.

For the B.S. degree in Forest Ecosystem Management, a minimum of 120 credits is required for the Forest Biology, Forest Management, and Watershed Management options, and a minimum of 123 credits for the Community and Urban Forest Management option. Students should be aware that, in most cases, completion of the Forest Ecosystem Management degree in four years requires enrollment 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
(21-27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this 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: 0-10 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 90-102 credits
(This includes 21-27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3-6 credits of GS courses; 0-3 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 35-36 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (29 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), ECON 102 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
FOR 200(1)[1], FOR 203(3)[1], FOR 255(3)[1], FOR 266(4)[1], SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 308(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
FOR 400(2)[1], FOR 421(3)[1] (Sem:7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
STAT 200 GQ(4)[1], STAT 240 GQ(3)[1], or STAT 250 GQ(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 55-66 credits

FOREST BIOLOGY OPTION: (57-58 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 220W GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 202(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 204(2)[1], FOR 350(3)[1], FOR 409(2)[1], SOILS 102(1) (Sem: 3-6)
FOR 410(3)[1], FOR 430(3)[1], FOR 450W(3)[1], HORT 445(3), W F S 209(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8-9 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
Select 4-5 credits from ENT 313(2), FOR 403(3), PPEM 318(2) (Sem: 4-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from department list in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTION: (56-60 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (32 credits)
FOR 204(2)[1], FOR 320(2)[1], FOR 350(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
ENT 313(2), PPEM 318(2), W F S 209 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FOR/W F S 430(3)[1], FOR 440(3)[1], FOR 455(3)[1], FOR 466W(3)[1], FOR 470(3)[1], FOR 480(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-16 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4) or BIOL 127 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 022 GQ(3)[1] and MATH 026 GQ(3)[1]; or MATH 040 GQ(5)[1]; or MATH 041 GQ(3)[1]; or MATH 110 GQ(4)[1]; or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
FOR 409(2)[1] and SOILS 102(1) or FOR 475(3)[1]; (Sem: 3-8)
FOR 401(3)[1] or FOR 450W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
In consultation with adviser, select 12 credits from department list approved for the option. Six credits must be 300-to 400-level. (Sem: 5-8)

COMMUNITY AND URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTION: (61-66 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (32 credits)
A S M 217(3), ENT 313(2), ENT 314(1), FOR 204(2), PPEM 318(2) (Sem: 3-6)
FOR 401(3)[1], FOR 450W(3)[1], FOR 480(3)[1], GEOG 430(3), HORT 138(3), HORT 301(3), HORT 408(4) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21-25 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4) or BIOL 127 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 022 GQ(3)[1] and MATH 026 GQ(3)[1]; or MATH 040 GQ(5)[1]; or MATH 041 GQ(3)[1]; or MATH 110 GQ(4)[1]; or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
ARCH 316 GA(3) or LARCH 060 GA(3) or LARCH 065 GA(3) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 409(2)[1] and SOILS 102(1) or FOR 475(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
FOR 495(3)[1] or FOR 496(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
RPTM 320(3) or RPTM 325(3) or RPTM 435(3) or RPTM 470(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FOR 455(3) or GEOG 363(3) or SOILS 450(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8-9 credits)
Select 8-9 credits from department list In consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT OPTION: (55-59 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (7 credits)
FOR 450W(3)[1], FOR 470(3)[1], FOR 471(1)[1] (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-11 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 409(2)[1] and SOILS 102(1); or FOR 475(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (39-41 credits)
Select 6 credits of GS social sciences from E B F 200 GS(3), ECON 302 GS(3), EGEE 211 GS(3), ENVST 100 GS(3), GEOG 020 GS(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), GEOG 130 GS(3), GEOG 160 GS(30, PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 135 GS(3) (Sem: 1-5)
Select 6 credits of physical sciences from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 111 GN(3), GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOSC 001(3), GEOSC 010 GN(3), GEOSC 040 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3), METEO 122 GN(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 201(3) (Sem: 1-5)
Select 6-8 credits of GN from PHYS 001 GN(3), PHYS 150 GN(3), PHYS 151 GN(3), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits in geospatial analysis from FOR 455(3), GEOG 362(3), GEOG 363(3), GEOG 364(3) or SOILS 450(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits of resources management from A S M 327(3), CED 201(3), CED 427W(3), CED 429(3), CED 431W(3), CED 450 IL(3), E R M 411(3), E R M 412(3), E R M 413W(3), FOR 410(3), FOR 440(3), GEOG 411W(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), SOILS 422(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from water sciences from A S M 309(3), C E 360(3), C E 370(3), C E 371(3), E R M 435(3), E R M 447(3), E R M 450(3), ENVE 411(3), ENVE 415(3), ENVSE 408(3), GEOG 310W(3), GEOG 311(3), GEOG 412W(3), GEOSC 412(3), GEOSC 413W(3), GEOSC 440(3), GEOSC 452(3), METEO 451(3), METEO 454(3), SOILS 405(3), W F S 422(3) Three credits must be at the 400-level. (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 additional credits at the 300-to 400-level from the lists above (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.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-06-002

Review Date: 04/09/2013

UCA Revision #1: 8/4/06

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