The Forest Biology concentration in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship major provides forestry education that spans the entire range of experiences necessary to understand and manage forests. Curricula include a background in the biological, physical, social, and management sciences, followed by professional forestry courses. The curriculum also focuses on forest biology, forest ecology, natural resource management, and the physical sciences. More specifically, this concentration is intended for students interested in forest ecology and tree biology and it prepares students for graduate studies in forest biological sciences and eventual careers in teaching or research. 

Effective Fall 2023

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
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship 1
MATH 155Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar 1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
F 209Introduction to Forest and Rangeland Ecology 3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 312Dendrology 2
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A5
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods 3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion1C3
 Total Credits 30
F 230Forestry Field Measurements 2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 7
F 311Forest Ecology 3
F 321Forest and Natural Resource Biometry 3
F 322Economics of the Forest Environment 3
F 325Silviculture 3
F 335Applications of Silviculture 1
GR 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)3A3
JTC 300Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)23
NR 319Introduction to Geospatial Science 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy 3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
 Total Credits 29
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health Management4A4
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and Management 3
F 421Ecological Forest Management4A,4C3
NR 425Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability4B3
Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following Biology courses: 8
Principles of Biochemistry  
Applied and General Entomology  
Elements of Plant Pathology  
Plant Identification  
Developmental Plant Anatomy  
Comparative Morphology of Vascular Plants  
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  
Soil and Environmental Chemistry  
Soil Physics  
Soil Physics Laboratory  
 Total Credits 24
 Program Total Credits: 120
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship   1
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MATH 124 and MATH 125 must be completed by the end of Semester 1.X   
 Total Credits   15
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
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)  3A5
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionX 1C3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 209Introduction to Forest and Rangeland EcologyX  3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography   3
F 312Dendrology   2
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical MethodsX  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 230Forestry Field MeasurementsX  2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   7
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 311Forest EcologyX  3
F 321Forest and Natural Resource BiometryX  3
GR 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)  3A3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX  3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 322Economics of the Forest EnvironmentX  3
F 325SilvicultureX  3
F 335Applications of Silviculture   1
JTC 300Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)  23
NR 319Introduction to Geospatial ScienceX  4
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 365Integrated Tree Health ManagementX 4A4
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and ManagementX  3
F 421Ecological Forest ManagementX 4A,4C3
Biology Electives (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   2
 Total Credits   12
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
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   12
 Program Total Credits:   120