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.
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|ACCTCY 2036||Accounting I||3|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|FOREST 4365||Logging Systems: Operations and Analyses||3|
|FOREST 4380||Forest Resource Management||3|
|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|
|Minor: Agricultural Economics (18 credits with 9 credits at the 3000 level or above.)|
|AG_EC 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|AG_EC 2183||The Agricultural Marketing System||3|
|AG_EC 3282||Agribusiness Finance||3|
|AG_EC 3283||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|AG_EC 3224||New Products Marketing||3|
|AG_EC 3286||Economics of Managerial Decision Making||3|
|or AG_EC 3230||Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy|
|AG_EC 3257||Rural and Agricultural Law||3|
|or AG_EC 3256||Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Forestry.
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