BS in Natural Resource Science and Management with Emphasis in Human Dimensions
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Human Dimensions targets students who wish to link a solid background in taxonomy and ecology with social sciences. Students may focus on outdoor interpretation, natural resources economics, and resource policy. Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Human Dimensions can find employment as interpretive naturalists, natural resource educators.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional emphasis area requirements:
|Emphasis Core Requirements|
|ABM 2070W||Environmental Economics and Policy - Writing Intensive||3|
|PRST 3230||Outdoor Recreation Policy||3|
|PRST 4340||Recreation Land Management||3|
|NAT_R 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management||3|
|or FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality|
|NAT_R 4024||Foundations of Environmental Education||3|
|F_W 4220||Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3|
|F_W 4400||Techniques for Fisheries Management and Conservation||4|
|or F_W 4700||Wildlife Ecology Methods|
|or NAT_R 4300||Methods in Lake Ecology|
|Zoology Courses (Choose 3 courses, with no more than 5 credits from BIO_SC)||12|
|BIO_SC 3260W||Invertebrate Zoology - Writing Intensive||3-4|
& PLNT_SCI 3715
and Insect Diversity
|Professional Electives-9-11 Credits||9|
|ENV_SC 2600||Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|ENV_SC 4400W||Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice - Writing Intensive||3|
|ENV_SC 4600||Sustainability Science Problem Solving||3|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|NAT_R 2080||Outdoor Recreation Consortium||2|
|NAT_R 4365||GIS Applications||3|
|or GEOG 4790||Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences|
|PRST 4250||Parks, Health and Wellness||3|
|RU_SOC 3310||Society, Agriculture and Natural Resources||3|
|RU_SOC 4370||Society, Environment and Natural Resources||3|
|SOCIOL 3330||Environmental Justice||3|
Below is a sample semester plan for the Human Dimensions Emphasis Area. Please consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
|BIO_SC 1200||5||ATM_SC 1050||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||NAT_R 2325||3|
|MATH 1100||3||F_W 1100||5|
|NAT_R 1070||3||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|ABM 1041||3||SOIL 2100||3|
|NAT_R 4110||4||SOIL 2106||2|
|Missouri State Law Requirement||3||Zoology Course||4|
|FOREST 4320||5||ABM 2123||3|
|MATH 1400||3||NAT_R 3400 or FOREST 4390||3||F_W 4940 or FOREST 4940||3|
|ABM 2070W||3||PRST 3231||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||Zoology Course||4|
|Professional Elective||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Zoology Course||5||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|F_W 4220||3||NAT_R 4353||3|
|NAT_R 4024||3||PRST 4340||3|
|PRST 3230||3||F_W 4650||4|
|Behavioral or Social Science||3||F_W 4400||4|
|Total Credits: 124|
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