BSF in Forestry with Emphasis in Forest Resource Management
Degree Program Requirements
Being a forester is more than just working with trees. Foresters are stewards of the land. They not only care about the trees, but they also care about the land the trees grow on and the other plants and animals that live in the forest. Forestry combines interests in protecting wildlife habitat and the environment while meeting the ever-growing human demand for wood products, clean water, outdoor recreation and scenic beauty. The BS in Forestry with emphasis in Forest Resource Management is for students interested in protecting and restoring wildlife habitats and the environment for future generations. Areas of study include forest ecology, forest health and protection, forest fire control and use, watershed management, resource policy and administration, forest economics, and silviculture. Forest Resource Managers often are employed by state and federal agencies, such as the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Forest Service, to manage public forests. They are responsible for promoting forest health, increasing biodiversity, protecting endangered species and providing wildlife habitat. Urban Foresters work for cities and other municipalities. They are responsible for maintaining and improving the health and appearance of trees found in parks and other public spaces.
Major Program Requirements
Forest resource management is the overall administrative, economic, legal and social aspects and with the essentially scientific and technical aspects, especially silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for aesthetics, fish, recreation, urban values, water, wilderness, wildlife, wood products, forest genetic resources and other forest resources values.
The forest resources management emphasis area curriculum is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is recognized by the Council on Higher Education as the specialized accrediting body for forestry in the United States.
Emphasis Core Requirements
|FOREST 3212||Forest Health and Protection||4|
|FOREST 3207||Forest Fire Control and Use||2|
|FOREST 3240||Wood Technology||3|
|FOREST 4340||Tree Physiology||3|
|or PLNT_S 2125||Plant Structure and Function|
|or PLNT_S 4315||Crop Physiology|
|or PLNT_S 4320||Molecular Plant Physiology|
|FOREST 4360||Photogrammetry, Inventory and Models||3|
|FOREST 4380||Forest Resource Management||3|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|F_W 4600||Ecosystem Management||4|
|If Forestry 4380 is selected as the capstone course, then another Forestry course must be added to fulfill emphasis requirements.|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|State Law Course*||3||AG_EC 1041*||3|
|BIO_SC 1200^||5||NAT_R 1070^||3|
|Soc Sci Elective||3||GEOL 1100 or 1200^||4|
|ENGLSH 1000*||3||MATH 1100*||3|
|FOREST 2151^||4||SOIL 2100^||3||FOREST 2540^||1|
|FOREST 3207^||2||SOIL 2106^||2||FOREST 2541^||1|
|CHEM 1100*||3||BIOCHM 2110*||3||FOREST 2542^||1|
|MATH 1400*||3||STAT 2530^||3||FOREST 2543^||1|
|Humanities Elective*||3||ATM_SC 1050^||3||FOREST 2544^||1|
|Humanities Elective*||3||FOREST 2545^||1|
|FOREST 4320^||5||FOREST 3212^||4|
|FOREST 4340^||3||FOREST 4330^||3|
|FOREST 4360^||3||FOREST 4350^||3|
|NAT_R 3110^||3||NAT_R 4353^||3|
|FOREST 3240^||3||P_R_TR 3231^||3|
|FOREST 4390^||3||NAT_R 4970^||3|
|FOREST 4380^||3||NAT_R 4325^||3|
|Total Credits: 126|
Denotes General Education Requirement
Denotes Degree Program Requirement
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