BSF in Forestry with Emphasis in Forest Entrepreneurship and Business

Degree Program Desription

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 Entrepreneurship and Business includes the exploration and creation of new areas of business in the forestry industry.   Areas of study include fundamentals of management, accounting, forest economics, forest resource management, and forest resource business administration. Forest Resource Entrepreneurs are exploring new areas of business in forestry. Entrepreneurs can help in informing and organizing landowners, conducting audits and helping in the development of carbon contracts, among other practices  Graduates with a firm understanding of management of business can also work for a large wood products firm like Weyerhaeuser or Georgia Pacific, can be employed by local forestry companies, or start their own business as a forest consultant. These foresters ensure that their forests produce all the materials the world demands from the timber industry.

Major Program Requirements

The goal of forest resource entrepreneurship and business is to prepare graduates for work with large wood products firms, or as independent private consulting foresters. Along with the BSF students earn a Minor in Agricultural Economics.

Courses listed are in addition to University general education requirements and forestry major requirements.

MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
ACCTCY 2036Accounting I3
FOREST 4350Forest Economics3
FOREST 4365Logging Systems: Operations and Analyses3
FOREST 4380Forest Resource Management3
If FOREST 4380 is selected as the capstone course then another Forestry course must be added to fulfill emphasis requirement.
Internship in Forest Resource Business Administration (TBD - Problems course)6
Unrestricted electives 14-17
Total Credits125
Minor: Agricultural Economics (18 credits with 9 credits at the 3000 level or above.)
AG_EC 1041Applied Microeconomics3
AG_EC 2183The Agricultural Marketing System3
AG_EC 3282Agribusiness Finance3
AG_EC 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
AG_EC 3224New Products Marketing3
AG_EC 3286Economics of Managerial Decision Making3
or AG_EC 3230 Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy
AG_EC 3257Rural and Agricultural Law3
or AG_EC 3256 Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law

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Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Forestry.

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Degree Audit

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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