BSF in Forestry with Emphasis in Urban Forestry
Degree Program Description
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 Urban Forestry is for students interested in working for cities and other municipalities to maintain the health and appearance of trees found in public places. Areas of study include plant structure and function, ornamental woody plants, arboriculture and tree pruning, plant propagation, forest health and protection, and urban wildlife conservation. 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. Urban foresters also work with citizens to plan neighborhood tree plantings, protect trees during development and answer various forestry questions.
Major Program Requirements
Urban forestry seeks the maintenance of vigorous and aesthetic tree systems that enhance urban and suburban environments. The responsibility of the urban forester is to establish, develop and administer tree management systems for metropolitan areas and other population centers.
Students in urban forestry learn communications and public relations skills as well as mid-level management procedures that prepare them to organize, staff, finance, plan and supervise urban forestry programs. Courses in management, administrative strategies and scientific foundations are incorporated into the urban forestry curriculum.
|Emphasis core requirements|
|FOREST 3212||Forest Health and Protection||4|
|FOREST 3290||Urban Forestry||2|
|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|
|PLNT_S 2210||Ornamental Woody Plants||3|
|PLNT_S 3230||Plant Propagation||3|
|PLNT_S 2254||Landscape Design||3|
|PLNT_S 4350||Nursery Crop Production and Management||4|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BSF in Forestry.
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