Forest Biology is intended for students interested in forest ecology and tree biology. This concentration prepares students for graduate studies in forest biological sciences and eventual careers in teaching or research. The curriculum focuses on forest biology, forest ecology, natural resource management, and the physical sciences.

Effective Spring 2016

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 155Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar 1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
F 230Forestry Field Measurements 2
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 312Dendrology Lab 1
LIFE 320Ecology 3
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A5
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 36
Junior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
F 311Forest Ecology 3
F 321Forest Biometry 3
F 322Economics of the Forest Environment 3
F 325Silviculture 3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
Elective 1
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health Management4A4
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and Management 3
F 421Forest Stand Management4A,4C4
NR 425Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability4B3
Select 12 credits from the following Biology courses: 12
Principles of Biochemistry  
Applied and General Entomology  
Elements of Plant Pathology  
Plant Identification  
Developmental Plant Anatomy  
Comparative Morphology of Vascular Plants  
Population and Evolutionary Genetics  
Plant Physiology Laboratory  
Plant Ecology  
Modern Organic Chemistry I  
Modern Organic Chemistry II  
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory  
Fire Effects and Adaptations  
Wildlife Habitat Use and Management  
Biological Diversity  
Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  
Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management  
Principles of Genetics  
Pedology  
Soil and Environmental Chemistry  
Soil Physics  
Soil Physics Laboratory  
 Total Credits 26
 Program Total Credits: 120

At least 200 hours of acceptable professional work experience in the student's field prior to graduation is highly recommended.  This can include summer/seasonal/school semester employment in natural resource management through paid summer jobs, an approved internship, volunteer positions, or work study experience.  Acceptable work experience includes (but is not limited to) working for federal, state, non-governmental, private, and university organizations that research or manage natural resources, or are responsible for public policy or public relations related to natural resources. 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
At least 200 hours of acceptable professional work experience in the student's field prior to graduation is highly recommended.  This can include summer/seasonal/school semester employment in natural resource management through paid summer jobs, an approved internship, volunteer positions, or work study experience.  Acceptable work experience includes (but is not limited to) working for federal, state, non-governmental, private, and university organizations that research or manage natural resources, or are responsible for public policy or public relations related to natural resources.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
MATH 124 and MATH 125 must be completed by the end of Semester 1.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
MATH 155Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)  3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography   3
F 312Dendrology Lab   1
LIFE 320EcologyX  3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical MethodsX  3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 230Forestry Field MeasurementsX  2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   7
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 311Forest EcologyX  3
F 321Forest BiometryX  3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant Physiology   3
F 322Economics of the Forest EnvironmentX  3
F 325SilvicultureX  3
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural ResourcesX  4
Elective   1
Professional Work Experience X 0
It is highly recommended that you complete 200 hours of professional work experience in your field of study prior to your final year.    
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health ManagementX 4A4
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and ManagementX  3
F 421Forest Stand ManagementX 4A,4C4
Biology Electives (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
 Total Credits   17
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 425Natural Resource Policy and SustainabilityX 4B3
Biology Electives (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X  6
The benchmark courses for the 9th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   9
 Program Total Credits:   120