BS in Natural Resource Science and Management with Emphasis in Human Dimensions
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Human Dimensions targets students who wish to link a solid background in taxonomy and ecology with social sciences. Students may focus on outdoor interpretation, natural resources economics, and resource policy. 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 Human Dimensions can find employment as interpretive naturalists, natural resource educators.
Emphasis Area Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional requirements (46 credit hours):
|AG_EC 2070||Environmental Economics and Policy||3|
|P_R_TR 3230||Introduction to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Services||3|
|F_W 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management||3|
|or FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality|
|4000-level Enviornmental Education (NAT_R 4024 still in development)||3|
|F_W 4220||Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3|
|P_R_TR 4340||Advanced Recreation Land Management||3|
|F_W 4400||Techniques for Fisheries Management and Conservation||4|
|or F_W 4700||Wildlife Research and Management Evaluation Methods|
|Choose three courses from group with no more than 5 credits from BIO_SC||12-13|
and Insect Diversity
|Choose from group:||9-11|
|Outdoor Recreation Consortium|
|Society, Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences|
or NAT_R 4365
|NAT_R 4940||Natural Resources Internship||3|
Below is a sample semester plan for the Human Dimensions Emphasis Area. Please consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
|BIO_SC 1200||5||ATM_SC 1050||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||CHEM 1320||4|
|MATH 1100||3||STAT 1400||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||Humanities Elective #1||3|
|MATH 1400||3||NAT_R 4325||3||NAT_R 4940||3|
|AG_EC 1041||3||SOIL 2100||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||AG_EC 2070||3|
|MO State Government Requirement||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology Course #1||4|
|Humanities Elective #2||3||NRSM Professional Elective #1||3|
|BIO_SC 3650||5||F_W 3400 or FOREST 4390||3|
|NAT_R 3110||3||F_W 3600||3|
|SOIL 2106||2||P_R_TR 3231||3|
|P_R_TR 3230||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology Course #2||4|
|Humanities Elective #3||3||NRSM Professional Elective #2||3|
|F_W 4400 or 4700||4||NAT_R 4353||3|
|F_W 4220||3||P_R_TR 4340||3|
|NAT_R 4001Foundations Env Ed||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology Course #3||4|
|Social Science Elective||3||NRSM Professional Elective #3||4|
|Total Credits: 124|
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