BS in Natural Resource Science and Management with Emphasis in Forest Resources
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Forest Resources expands the knowledge base in fire ecology, silviculture, and forest stand dynamics in order for graduates to better address the challenges of managing forest resources in the 21st Century. The degree addresses the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing natural and human-dominated ecosystems, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired societal goals. The degree has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences that are applied to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers and streams, and urban areas. The degree also develops students' skills in working with diverse groups of people. Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Forest Resources can find employment as community foresters, consulting foresters, ecologists, and resource foresters.
Emphasis Area Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional requirements (42 credit hours):
|FOREST 2542||Forest Measurement and Inventory||1|
|FOREST 2543||Forest Ecology Field Studies||1|
|FOREST 2544||Introduction to Silviculture and Management||1|
|FOREST 3207||Forest Fire Control and Use||2|
|FOREST 3212||Forest Health and Protection||4|
|FOREST 4360||Photogrammetry, Inventory and Models||3|
|FOREST 4330||Practice of Silviculture||3|
|NAT_R 4365||GIS Applications||3|
|FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality||3|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|FOREST 4375||Forest Stand Dynamics||3|
|PLNT_S 4400||Plant Anatomy||4|
|FOREST 4940||Forestry Internship||3|
|Professional credit electives approved by advisor to complete 120 total credits||8|
Below is a sample semester plan for the Forest Resources Area. Please consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
|BIO_SC 1200||5||CHEM 1320||4|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||PHYSCS 1210 or ATM_SC 1050||4|
|MATH 1100||3||MO State Government Requirement||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||Humanities Elective #1||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||PLNT_S 2125 or 4400||3||FOREST 2542||1|
|MATH 1400||3||STAT 1300 or 1400||3||FOREST 2543||1|
|AG_EC 1041||3||NAT_R 4325||3||FOREST 2544||1|
|FOREST 3207Forest Fire Ecology in Development||2||SOIL 2100||3||FOREST 4940||3|
|Humanities Elective #2||3||SOIL 2106||2|
|FOREST 4320||5||FOREST 4330||3|
|NAT_R 3110||3||FOREST 3300 (Silviculture)||1|
|Social Science Elective||3||FOREST 3212||4|
|Humanities Elective #3||3||FOREST 4350||3|
|FOREST 4375||3||NAT_R 4353||3|
|FOREST 4390||3||P_R_TR 3231||3|
|NAT_R 4365||3||F_W 3600||3|
|FOREST Professional Elective||3||FOREST Professional Elective||4|
|Total Credits: 120|
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