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, 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.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional emphasis area requirements:
|Degree Program Requirements-Emphasis Area|
|F_W 1100||Introductory Zoology with Laboratory||5|
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|FOREST 4375||Forest Stand Dynamics||3|
|or ENV_SC 4560||Observing the Earth from Space|
|F_W 2900||Principles of Wildlife Management||4|
|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||3|
|FOREST 3212||Forest Health and Protection||4|
|FOREST 4330||Practice of Silviculture||4|
|FOREST 4350||Forest Economics||3|
|FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality||3|
|or NAT_R 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management|
|or F_W 3660||Mammalogy|
|or PLNT_SCI 3710|
& PLNT_SCI 3715
| Introductory Entomology|
and Insect Diversity
|FOREST 4340||Tree Physiology||3|
|or PLNT_SCI 2125||Plant Structure and Function|
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||Missouri State Law Requirement||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||MATH 1100||3|
|ATM_SC 1050||3||NAT_R 2325||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||SOIL 2100||3||FOREST 2541||1|
|FOREST 4320||5||ABM 2123||3||FOREST 2542||1|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||SOIL 2106||2||FOREST 2544||1|
|F_W 2900||4||FOREST 3207||3||F_W 4940 or FOREST 4940||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||FOREST 4350||3|
|ABM 1041||3||F_W 2600 or 3660||5|
|NAT_R 4110||4||FOREST 3212||4|
|MATH 1400||3||FOREST 3290||2|
|FOREST 4330||4||NAT_R 4353||3|
|FOREST 4390 or NAT_R 3400||3||PRST 3231||3|
|FOREST 4360||3||F_W 4650||4|
|Social/Behavioral Elective||3||Professional Elecitve||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts WI||3|
|Total Credits: 124|
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Major and Career Exploration
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