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. Students with a degree in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Forest Resources will be accredited by the Society of American Foresters and may find employment as community foresters, consulting foresters, ecologists, and resource foresters.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional emphasis area requirements:
|Emphasis Core Requirements|
|FOREST 2541||Forest Utilization||1|
|FOREST 2542||Forest Measurement and Inventory||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 4330||Practice of Silviculture||4|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|FOREST 4380||Forest Resource Management||3|
|FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality||3|
|NAT_R 4365||GIS Applications||3|
|PLNT_S 2125||Plant Structure and Function||3-4|
|or PLNT_S 4400||Plant Anatomy|
|ENV_SC 4560||Observing the Earth from Space||3|
|Professional Electives (approved by advisor to complete 120 total credits)||7|
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||3|
|MATH 1100||3||Missouri State Law Requirement||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||SOIL 2100||3||FOREST 2541||1|
|MATH 1400||3||STAT 2500||3||FOREST 2542||1|
|ABM 1041||3||NAT_R 2325||3||FOREST 2544||1|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||FOREST 3207||2||FOREST 4940 or 4950||3|
|FOREST 4320||5||FOREST 3212||4|
|NAT_R 3110||3||FOREST 4350||3|
|SOIL 2106||2||PRST 3231||3|
|Behavioral or Social Science||3||NAT_R 4365||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||Professional Elective||3|
|FOREST 4330||4||NAT_R 4353||3|
|FOREST 4390||3||F_W 3600||3|
|FOREST 4380||3||F_W 4650||4|
|EnvSc 4560 Observing Earth from Space||3||Professional Elective||4|
|Total Credits: 119|
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Major and Career Exploration
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If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.
If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.