The Forest Management 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. More specifically, this concentration is 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. 

Effective Spring 2021

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
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship 1
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar 1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
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
GR 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)3A3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods 3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 27
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 1
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy 3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
Directed Electives (Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following): 3
Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  
Forestry Field Practices  
Principles of Wildlife Management  
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation  
American Environmental History  
Arboriculture  
Public Communication in Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Sampling  
Applications of Global Positioning Systems  
Fire Economics and Policy  
Environmental Ethics  
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy  
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  
 Total Credits 29
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
Directed Electives (Select three credits from list in junior year not previously taken) 3
Electives1 8
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship   1
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
MATH 117 and MATH 118 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 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 209Introduction to Forest and Rangeland EcologyX  3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography   3
F 312Dendrology   2
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)  3A3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science   4
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical MethodsX  3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 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 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 330Timber Harvesting and the EnvironmentX  1
NR 319Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources   4
Directed Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   14
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
Directed Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
ElectivesX  8
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