Forest Management is a Forestry concentration designed to instill an understanding of the basic principles of forest ecology and forest management.

Although many students go on to graduate studies, the program is primarily intended for students interested in managing forestlands. State and federal land management agencies, private forestland owners, consultants, and conservation organizations employ graduates. The curriculum includes a balanced mix of courses in forest biology, integrated forest resource management, and the physical sciences. Students learn about forest productivity, economics, policy, conservation, and the latest in computer-based management tools.

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 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar 1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
F 310/RS 3101Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 312Dendrology Lab 1
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
LIFE 320Ecology 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 26
Summer 
F 230Forestry Field Measurements 2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 7
Junior
 
F 311Forest Ecology 3
F 321Forest Biometry 3
F 322Economics of the Forest Environment 3
F 325Silviculture 3
F 330Timber Harvesting and the Environment 3
Select 6 credits from the following: 6
Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  
Forestry Field Practices  
Principles of Wildlife Management  
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation  
American Environmental History  
Arboriculture  
Public Relations in Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Sampling  
Applications of Global Positioning Systems  
Fire Economics and Policy  
Environmental Ethics  
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy  
Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship  
Rangeland Plant Identification Lab  
Rangeland Assessment  
Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  
Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring  
Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management  
Ecological Restoration  
Population-Natural Resources and Environment  
Pedology  
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health Management 4
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and Management 3
F 421Forest Stand Management4A,4C4
F 422Quantitative Methods in Forest Management 3
NR 425Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability4B3
Electives 11
 Total Credits 28
 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. 

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RS 312 (see selection of courses listed in the junior year) must be taken concurrently with F 310/RS 310, which is required in the freshman year.

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) X1A3
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
MATH 117 and MATH 118 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 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography   3
F 312Dendrology Lab   1
LIFE 320EcologyX  3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical MethodsX  3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   13
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
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources   4
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 322Economics of the Forest EnvironmentX  3
F 325SilvicultureX  3
F 330Timber Harvesting and the EnvironmentX  3
Directed Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
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. X  
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health ManagementX  4
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and ManagementX  3
F 421Forest Stand ManagementX 4A,4C4
F 422Quantitative Methods in Forest ManagementX  3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 425Natural Resource Policy and SustainabilityX 4B3
ElectivesX  11
The benchmark courses for the 9th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120