BS in Natural Resource Science and Management with Emphasis in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Terrestrial Ecosystems combines interests in wildlife management and conservation and forestry focusing on basic and applied concepts important in land management and species conservation. Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Terrestrial Ecosystems are accredited by the Society of American Foresters and may find employment as conservation biologists, ecologists, land stewards, and resource foresters.
Emphasis Area Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional requirements (49 credit hours):
|F_W 1100||Introductory Zoology with Laboratory||5|
|or F_W 3660||Mammalogy|
|FOREST 2542||Forest Measurement and Inventory||1|
|FOREST 2543||Forest Ecology Field Studies||1|
|FOREST 2544||Introduction to Silviculture and Management||1|
|F_W 2900||Principles of Wildlife Management||4|
|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|
|F_W 4600||Ecosystem Management||4|
|FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality||3|
|or F_W 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|FOREST 4375||Forest Stand Dynamics||3|
|PLNT_S 4400||Plant Anatomy||4|
|Choose from group:||3|
|Pollutant Fate and Transport|
|Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation|
|Wildlife Disease Ecology|
Below is a sample semester plan for the Terrestrial Ecosystems Emphasis Area. Please consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
|BIO_SC 1200||5||F_W 1100||5|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||CHEM 1320||4|
|MATH 1100||3||MO State Government Requirement||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||Humanities Elective #1||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||ATM_SC 1050||3||FOREST 2542||1|
|FOREST 3207||2||STAT 2500||3||FOREST 2543||1|
|MATH 1400||3||SOIL 2100||3||FOREST 2544||1|
|ABM 1041||3||SOIL 2106||2||F_W 4940 or FOREST 4940||3|
|Humanities Elective #2||3||Social Science Elective||3|
|F_W 2900||4||FOREST 4350||3|
|FOREST 4320||5||F_W 2600 or 3660||4|
|NAT_R 3110||3||FOREST 3212||4|
|PLNT_S 4400||4||FOREST 4330||3|
|FOREST 3300 (Silviculture)||1|
|FOREST 4375||3||NAT_R 4353||3|
|F_W 4600||4||FOREST 4360||3|
|F_W 3400 or FOREST 4390||3||PRST 3231||3|
|F_W Tox/Invasive/Human course||3||F_W 3600||3|
|Humanities Elective #3||3||F_W 4650||4|
|Total Credits: 130|
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