Forest Management (BS): Ecology Concentration

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The forest management, ecology concentration, trains professionals who will work as researchers, resource managers, and practitioners in varied agencies and non-governmental firms or organizations. Not focused on commodity production, this program provides more depth in scientific examination of forest communities. Subjects upon which forest management depends include botany, chemistry, ecology, economics, entomology, forest measurements, hydrology, mapping, mathematics, plant physiology, soil science, and statistics.

Both concentrations in the forest management program include a nine-week summer practicum between the second and third years of coursework. The purpose of the practicum is to study forest measurement and management skills in the field during concentrated hands-on experiences. Seven weeks of this residential practicum occurs at George Watts Hill Forest north of Durham, North Carolina.

The Society of American Foresters accredits the North Carolina State forest management program.

For more information examine our website or contact one of the following: 

Dr. Gary B. Blank
gblank@ncsu.edu
Director of Undergraduate Programs
5229 Jordan Hall Addition

Ms. Kimber Lunsford
ktlunsfo@ncsu.edu
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
3236 Jordan Hall

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Box 8008
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8008

Plan Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
ENV 101 Exploring the Environment 2
ENV 100 Student Success in Environmental First Year 1
PB 200
Plant Life
or Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
4
MA 114 Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications 3
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
FOR 150 Critical Thinking and Data Analysis 1 2
Acad Writing Research 1 4
 Hours23
Second Year
Chemistry or Physics Elective 4
FOR 172 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I 1 2
FOR 339 Dendrology 1 4
ST 312 Introduction to Statistics II 3
Economics Elective 3
FOR 260 Forest Ecology 1 4
FOR 250 Professional Development II: Communications in Natural Resources 1 1
Soil Science & Lab 4
MA 121
Elements of Calculus
or Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
3
Technical Electives 3
 Hours31
Summer
FOR 204 Silviculture 1 2
FOR 261 Forest Communities 2
FOR 264 Forest Wildlife 1 1
FOR 265 Fire Management 1 1
FOR 273 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration II 1 3
 Hours9
Third Year
FOR 303 Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology 1 3
FOR 374 Forest Measurement, Modeling, and Inventory 1 3
PB 220 Local Flora 3
NR 301 Practicum for Professional Development I 1
Advanced Communication Elective 3
Spatial Technology Elective 3
FOR 350 Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management 1 1
FOR 304 Theory of Silviculture 1 4
Technical Electives 4
 Hours25
Fourth Year
FW 404 Wildlife Habitat Management 3
NR 460 Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy 1 3
FOR 430 Forest Health and Protection 1 3
Technical Electives 4
Capstone Elective 4
Technical Electives 3
Technical Electives 4
 Hours24
 Total Hours112
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performance Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives5
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency Foreign (verify requirement)
Total Hours16

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3

Chemistry or Physics Electives

CH 201Chemistry - A Quantitative Science3
CH 202Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 220Introductory Organic Chemistry3
CH 221Organic Chemistry I3
CH 222Organic Chemistry I Lab1
PY 131Conceptual Physics4
PY 211College Physics I4

Economics Electives

ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
EC 201Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
NR 219Natural Resource Markets3

Soil and Science Labs

FOR 472Forest Soils4
NR 460Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
NR 560Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
SSC 200Soil Science3
SSC 201Soil Science Laboratory1

Technical Electives

FOR/FW/NR Technical Electives
AEC 420Introduction to Fisheries Science3
AEC 423Introduction to Fisheries Sciences Laboratory1
ENT 402Forest Entomology3
FOR 204Silviculture2
FOR 248Forest History, Technology and Society3
FOR 250Professional Development II: Communications in Natural Resources1
FOR 252Introduction to Forest Science3
FOR 260Forest Ecology4
FOR 261Forest Communities2
FOR 264Forest Wildlife1
FOR 265Fire Management1
FOR 273Forest System Mapping and Mensuration II3
FOR 293Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 294Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 295Special Topics in Forestry1-6
FOR 303Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology3
FOR 304Theory of Silviculture4
FOR 318Forest Pathology3
FOR 319Forest Economics3
FOR 330North Carolina Forests3
FOR 334Operations Research Applications in Natural Resources1
FOR 339Dendrology4
FOR 350Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management1
FOR 353GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis and Assessment3
FOR 374Forest Measurement, Modeling, and Inventory3
FOR 402Forest Entomology3
FOR 405Forest Management4
FOR 406Forest Inventory, Analysis and Planning4
FOR 408Hardwood Management3
FOR 411Forest Tree Genetics and Biology3
FOR 414World Forestry3
FOR 415World Forestry Study Tour1
FOR 420Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
FOR 422Consulting Forestry3
FOR 430Forest Health and Protection3
FOR 434Forest Operations and Analysis3
FOR 472Forest Soils4
FOR 491Special Topics in Forestry and Related Natural Resources1-4
FOR 493Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 494Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 505Forest Management4
FOR 508Hardwood Management3
FOR 520Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
FOR 522Consulting Forestry3
FOR 534Forest Operations and Analysis3
FW 221Conservation of Natural Resources3
FW 293Independent Study in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology1-6
FW 294Independent Study in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology1-6
FW 311Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Management3
FW 312Fisheries Techniques and Management1
FW 313Mountain Wildlife Ecology and Management1
FW 314Coastal Ecology and Management1
FW 333Conservation Biology in Practice3
FW 353Wildlife Management3
FW 373Vertebrate Natural History3
FW 403Urban Wildlife Management3
FW 404Wildlife Habitat Management3
FW 405Tropical Wildlife Ecology3
FW 411Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries3
FW 415Professional Development in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology1
FW 444Mammalogy3
FW 445Human Dimensions of Conservation Biology in the Bahamas3
FW 453Principles of Wildlife Science4
FW 460International Wildlife Management and Conservation3
FW 465African Ecology and Conservation4
FW 492External Learning Experience1-6
FW 493Independent Study in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology1-6
FW 494Independent Study in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology1-6
FW 495Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife Science1-3
FW 511Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries3
FW 544Mammalogy3
FW 560International Wildlife Management and Conservation3
FW 565African Ecology and Conservation4
IDS 303Humans and the Environment3
NR 219Natural Resource Markets3
NR 293Independent Study in Natural Resources1-6
NR 294Independent Study in Natural Resources1-6
NR 295Special Topics in Natural Resources1-3
NR 300Natural Resource Measurements4
NR 301Practicum for Professional Development I1
NR 303Humans and the Environment3
NR 350International Sustainable Resource Use4
NR 360Internship Experience3
NR 400Natural Resource Management4
NR 406Conservation of Biological Diversity3
NR 420Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
NR 421Wetland Science and Management3
NR 460Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
NR 484Environmental Impact Assessment4
NR 491Special Topics in Forestry and Related Natural Resources1-4
NR 493Independent Study in Natural Resources1-6
NR 494Independent Study in Natural Resources
NR 500Natural Resource Management4
NR 520Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
NR 521Wetland Science and Management3
NR 560Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
PP 318Forest Pathology3
SMT 202Anatomy and Properties of Renewable Materials3
Technical Electives-Other
ACC 200Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ACC 210Concepts of Financial Reporting3
ACC 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ACC 230Individual Income Taxation3
ACC 280Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting3
ACC 295Special Topics in Accounting1-6
ACC 310Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACC 311Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACC 330An Introduction To Income Taxation3
ACC 340Accounting Information Systems3
ACC 411Business Valuation3
ACC 420Cost Accounting for Effective Management3
ACC 440Enterprise Resource Planning Systems3
ACC 450Auditing and Assurance Services3
ACC 451Internal Auditing3
ACC 460Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting3
ACC 495Special Topics in Accounting1-6
ACC 498Independent Study in Accounting1-6
ACC 499Internship in ACC1-6
AEC 360Ecology4
AEE 208Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications3
BAET 323Water Management
ANS 208Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications3
ANS 215Agricultural Genetics3
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 215Small Business Accounting3
ARE 260Marketing and Risk Management in the Pork Industry1
ARE 270Principles of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship3
ARE 295Special Topics in Agricultural & Resource Economics (200 Level)1-6
ARE 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ARE 303Farm Management3
ARE 304Agribusiness Management3
ARE 306Agricultural Law3
ARE 309Environmental Law & Economic Policy3
ARE 311Agricultural Markets3
ARE 312Agribusiness Marketing3
ARE 321Agricultural Financial Management3
ARE 323Agribusiness Finance3
ARE 332Human Resource Management for Agribusiness3
ARE 336Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics3
ARE 345Global Agribusiness Management3
ARE 370Agribusiness New Venture Development3
ARE 395Special Topics in Agricultural and Resource Economics (300 level)1-6
ARE 404Advanced Agribusiness Management3
ARE 412Advanced Agribusiness Marketing3
ARE 413Applied Agribusiness Marketing3
ARE 415Introduction to Commodity Futures Markets3
ARE 420Taxation in Agriculture, Production, and Agribusiness3
ARE 425Contracts and Organizations in Agriculture3
ARE 433U.S. Agricultural Policy3
ARE 444Ethics in Agribusiness3
ARE 448International Agricultural Trade3
ARE 455Agribusiness Analytics3
ARE 470Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Clinical Skills Development3
ARE 475Food Policy3
ARE 490Career Seminar in Agriculture & Resource Economics1
ARE 492External Learning Experience1-6
ARE 493Special Problems/Research Exploration1-6
ARE 494Agribusiness Study Abroad1-6
ARE 495Special Topics in Agricultural and Resource Economics1-6
BAE 435Precision Agriculture Technology3
BAE 473Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
BAE 535Precision Agriculture Technology3
BAE 573Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
BIO 330Evolutionary Biology3
BIO 414Cell Biology3
BIT 476Applied Bioinformatics2
BIT 481Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation2
BUS 350Economics and Business Statistics3
CS 410Community Food Systems3
CS 470Advanced Turfgrass Pest Management2
CS 480Sustainable Food Production (capstone)1
CSC 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
CSC 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
CSC 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
CSC 442Introduction to Data Science3
CSSC 490Senior Seminar in Crop Science and Soil Science1
EC 201Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
EC 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 305A Closer Look at Capitalism3
EC 336Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics3
EC 348Introduction to International Economics3
EC 351Econometrics I3
EC 404Money, Financial Markets, and the Economy3
EC 410Public Finance3
EC 413Industrial Organization3
EC 431Labor Economics3
EC 4373
EC 449International Finance3
EC 451Econometrics II3
EC 468Game Theory3
EC 474Economics of Financial Institutions and Markets3
EC 4803
EC 490Research Seminar in Economics3
EC 495Special Topics in Economics1-6
EC 498Independent Study in Economics1-6
ECE 488Systems Biology Modeling of Plant Regulation
ECE 588Systems Biology Modeling of Plant Regulation
ENT 201Insects and People3
ENT 203An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping3
ENT 207Insects and Human Disease3
ENT 212Basic Entomology1
ENT 305Introduction to Forensic Entomology3
ENT 401Honey Bee Biology and Management3
ENT 402Forest Entomology3
ENT 425General Entomology3
ENT 470Advanced Turfgrass Pest Management2
ENT 492External Learning Experience1-6
ENT 493Special Problems in Entomology1-6
ENT 495Special Topics in Entomology1-3
ET 201Environmental Technology Laboratory I1
ET 202Environmental Technology Laboratory II1
ET 203Pollution Prevention1
ET 220Solar Photovoltaics Assessment3
ET 255Hydro, Wind, and Bioenergy Assessment3
ET 262Renewable Energy Adoption: Barriers and Incentives3
ET 293Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
ET 294Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
ET 295Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
ET 301Environmental Technology Laboratory III1
ET 302Environmental Technology Laboratory IV1
ET 303Laboratory Safety Systems and Management1
ET 310Environmental Monitoring and Analysis3
ET 320Fundamentals of Air Pollution3
ET 330Environmental Technology Practicum3
ET 401Environmental Technology Laboratory V1
ET 455Adaptive Management and Governance3
ET 460Practice of Environmental Technology3
ET 493Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
ET 494Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
ET 495Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management1-6
FOR 318Forest Pathology3
FOR 402Forest Entomology3
FS 462Postharvest Physiology3
FS 562Postharvest Physiology3
GIS 205Spatial Thinking with GIS3
GIS 280Introduction to GIS3
GIS 295Special Topics in Geospatial Information Science1-4
GIS 510Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Science and Technology3
GPH 404Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health3
HS 200Home Horticulture3
HS 201The World of Horticulture: Principles and Practices3
HS 202Home Plant Identification3
HS 203Home Plant Propagation3
HS 204Home Landscape Maintenance3
HS 205Home Food Production3
HS 215Agricultural Genetics3
HS 242Introduction to Small Scale Landscape Design3
HS 250Home Landscape Design: Creating Garden Spaces3
HS 252Landscape Graphic Communication2
HS 272Landscape Design/Build6
HS 280Hands-On-Horticulture3
HS 290Horticulture: Careers and Opportunities1
HS 301Plant Propagation4
HS 302Gardening with Herbaceous Perennials3
HS 303Ornamental Plant Identification I3
HS 304Ornamental Plant Identification II3
HS 357Landscape Grading and Drainage4
HS 400Residential Landscaping6
HS 410Community Food Systems3
HS 411Nursery Management3
HS 416Planting Design4
HS 418Digital Media Graphic for Landscape Designers3
HS 420Green Infrastructure3
HS 421Temperate-Zone Tree Fruits: Physiology and Culture3
HS 422Small Fruit Production3
HS 423Viticulture3
HS 428Service-Learning in Urban Agriculture Systems1
HS 431Vegetable Production4
HS 432Introduction to Permaculture3
HS 433Public Garden Administration3
HS 440Greenhouse Management3
HS 442Floriculture Crop Production3
HS 451Plant Nutrition3
HS 462Postharvest Physiology3
HS 471Landscape Ecosystem Management4
HS 475Horticulture Entrepreneurship 3
HS 476Crop Physiology and Production in Controlled Environments 3
HS 480Sustainable Food Production (capstone)1
HS 491Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Study Abroad3
HS 492Horticulture Internship1-3
HS 493Research Experience in Horticultural Science1-3
HS 494Teaching Experience in Horticultural Science1-3
HS 495Experimental Courses in Horticultural Science1-6
HS 516Planting Design4
HS 520Green Infrastructure3
HS 521Temperate-Zone Tree Fruits: Physiology and Culture3
HS 523Viticulture3
HS 532Introduction to Permaculture3
HS 533Public Garden Administration3
HS 551Plant Nutrition3
HS 562Postharvest Physiology3
HS 576Crop Physiology and Production in Controlled Environments 3
LOG 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 205Elements of Matrix Computations3
MA 225Foundations of Advanced Mathematics3
MA 231Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B3
MA 241Calculus II4
MA 242Calculus III4
MA 302Numerical Applications to Differential Equations1
MA 303Linear Analysis3
MA 305Introductory Linear Algebra and Matrices3
MA 315Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences4
MA 325Introduction to Applied Mathematics3
MA 331Differential Equations for the Life Sciences3
MA 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 341Applied Differential Equations I3
MA 351Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Models3
MA 401Applied Differential Equations II3
MA 402Mathematics of Scientific Computing3
MA 403Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MA 405Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MA 407Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors3
MA 408Foundations of Euclidean Geometry3
MA 410Theory of Numbers3
MA 412Long-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 413Short-Term Actuarial Models3
MA 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
MA 421Introduction to Probability3
MA 425Mathematical Analysis I3
MA 426Mathematical Analysis II3
MA 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MA 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MA 430Mathematical Models in the Physical Sciences3
MA 432Mathematical Models in Life Sciences3
MA 437Applications of Algebra3
MA 440Game Theory3
MA 444Problem Solving Strategies for Competitions1
MA 450Methods of Applied Mathematics I3
MA 451Methods of Applied Mathematics II3
MA 491Reading in Honors Mathematics1-6
MA 493Special Topics in Mathematics1-6
MA 494Major Paper in Math1
MA 499Independent Research in Mathematics1-6
MEA 315Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences4
MEA 320Fundamentals of Air Pollution3
PB 200Plant Life4
PB 205Our Green World3
PB 208Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications3
PB 213Plants and Civilization3
PB 215Medicinal Plants3
PB 219Plants in Folklore, Myth, and religion3
PB 220Local Flora3
PB 250Plant Biology4
PB 277Space Biology3
PB 295Special Topics in Botany1-4
PB 321Introduction to Whole Plant Physiology3
PB 325Culinary Botany3
PB 345Economic Botany3
PB 346Economic Botany Lab1
PB 360Ecology4
PB 400Plant Diversity and Evolution4
PB 403Systematic Botany4
PB 413Plant Anatomy2
PB 421Plant Physiology3
PB 445Paleobotany4
PB 464Rare Plants of North Carolina3
PB 480Introduction to Plant Biotechnology3
PB 481Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation2
PB 488Systems Biology Modeling of Plant Regulation
PB 492External Learning Experience1-6
PB 493Plant Biology Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience1-6
PB 495Special Topics in Plant Biology1-6
PB 503Systematic Botany4
PB 513Plant Anatomy2
PB 545Paleobotany4
PB 564Rare Plants of North Carolina3
PB 580Introduction to Plant Biotechnology3
PB 588Systems Biology Modeling of Plant Regulation
PP 222Kingdom of Fungi3
PP 232Big Data in Your Pocket: Call it a Smartphone3
PP 241The Worm's Tale: Parasites In Our Midst3
PP 315Principles of Plant Pathology4
PP 318Forest Pathology3
PP 470Advanced Turfgrass Pest Management2
PP 492External Learning Experience1-6
PP 493Special Problems in Plant Pathology1-6
PP 495Special Topics in Plant Pathology1-3
PSY 240Introduction to Behavioral Research I3
PSY 241Introduction to Behavioral Research I Lab1
PSY 242Introduction to Behavioral Research II3
PSY 243Introduction to Behavioral Research II Lab2
SMT 200Introduction to Sustainable Materials and Technology3
SMT 201Sustainable Materials for Green Housing2
SMT 202Anatomy and Properties of Renewable Materials3
SMT 203Physical Properties of Sustainable Materials4
SMT 206Wood Manufacturing Site Visits1
SMT 210Sustainable Materials Internship1
SMT 232Recycling to Create a Sustainable Environment2
SMT 240Introduction to Wood Products Industries2
SMT 293Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & Technology1-6
SMT 294Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & Technology1-6
SMT 295Special Topics in Sustainable Materials and Technology1-3
SMT 301Chemistry of Sustainable Materials3
SMT 302Processing of Biomaterials4
SMT 308Wood Processing4
SMT 310Introduction to Industrial Ecology3
SMT 320Industrial Chemical Pollutants2
SMT 330Project Management for Sustainability3
SMT 346Sustainable Materials Business Marketing3
SMT 441Mechanical Properties of Sustainable Materials4
SMT 444Sustainable Composites and Biopolymers3
SMT 450Sustainable Business and Innovation2
SMT 483Capstone in Sustainable Materials and Technology3
SMT 493Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & Technology1-6
SMT 494Independent Study in Sustainable Materials & Technology1-6
SSC 200Soil Science3
SSC 201Soil Science Laboratory1
SSC 332Environmental Soil Microbiology3
SSC 341Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management3
SSC 342Soil and Plant Nutrient Analysis1
SSC 410Soil Judging for Land Evaluation1
SSC 421Role of Soils in Environmental Management3
SSC 427Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems3
SSC 428Service-Learning in Urban Agriculture Systems1
SSC 440Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture3
SSC 442Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry3
SSC 452Soil Classification4
SSC 455Soils, Environmental Quality and Global Challenges3
SSC 461Soil Physical Properties and Plant Growth3
SSC 462Soil-Crop Management Systems3
SSC 470Wetland Soils3
SSC 473Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
SSC 540Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture3
SSC 570Wetland Soils3
SSC 573Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
ST 305Statistical Methods4
ST 307Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS1
ST 308Introduction to Statistical Programming - R1
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
ST 312Introduction to Statistics II3
ST 350Economics and Business Statistics3
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
ST 371Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory3
ST 372Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression3
ST 380Probability and Statistics for the Physical Sciences3
ST 401Experiences in Data Analysis4
ST 404Epidemiology and Statistics in Global Public Health3
ST 405Applied Nonparametric Statistics3
ST 412Long-Term Actuarial Models3
ST 413Short-Term Actuarial Models3
ST 421Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I3
ST 422Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II3
ST 430Introduction to Regression Analysis3
ST 431Introduction to Experimental Design3
ST 432Introduction to Survey Sampling3
ST 433Applied Spatial Statistics 3
ST 434Applied Time Series3
ST 435Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement3
ST 437Applied Multivariate and Longitudinal Data Analysis 3
ST 440Applied Bayesian Analysis3
ST 442Introduction to Data Science3
ST 445Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Management3
ST 446Intermediate SAS Programming with Applications3
ST 491Statistics in Practice3
ST 495Special Topics in Statistics1-6
ST 497Professional Experience in Statistics
ST 498Independent Study In Statistics1-6
ST 499Research Experience in Statistics
ST 505Applied Nonparametric Statistics3
ST 533Applied Spatial Statistics 3
ST 534Applied Time Series3
ST 535Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement3
ST 537Applied Multivariate and Longitudinal Data Analysis 3
ST 540Applied Bayesian Analysis3

Advanced Communication Electives

COM 289Science Communication and Public Engagement3
ENG 331Communication for Engineering and Technology3
ENG 332Communication for Business and Management3
ENG 333Communication for Science and Research3

Spatial Technology Electives

FOR 353GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis and Assessment3
GIS 280Introduction to GIS3
SSC 440Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture3
SSC 540Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture3

 Capstone Electives

ES 400Analysis of Environmental Issues3
FOR 406Forest Inventory, Analysis and Planning4
NR 400Natural Resource Management4
NR 406Conservation of Biological Diversity3
NR 500Natural Resource Management4

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENV 101 Exploring the Environment 2
MA 114 Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications 3
ENV 100 Student Success in Environmental First Year 1
PB 200
Plant Life
or Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
4
GEP Requirement 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 1 4
FOR 150 Critical Thinking and Data Analysis 1 2
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
GEP Requirement 2
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
Chemistry or Physics Elective 4
FOR 172 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I 1 2
FOR 339 Dendrology 1 4
Technical Elective 3
ST 312 Introduction to Statistics II 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Economics Elective 3
FOR 250 Professional Development II: Communications in Natural Resources 1 1
FOR 260 Forest Ecology 1 4
SSC 200
SSC 201
Soil Science
and Soil Science Laboratory
4
MA 121
Elements of Calculus
or Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
3
 Hours15
Summer
FOR 204 Silviculture 1 2
FOR 261 Forest Communities 1 2
FOR 264 Forest Wildlife 1 1
FOR 265 Fire Management 1 1
FOR 273 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration II 1 3
 Hours9
Third Year
Fall Semester
FOR 303 Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology 1 3
PB 220 Local Flora 3
Technical Elective 4
NR 301 Practicum for Professional Development I 1
FOR 374 Forest Measurement, Modeling, and Inventory 1 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
Advanced Communication Elective 3
FOR 304 Theory of Silviculture 1 4
FOR 350 Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management 1 1
Spatial Technology Elective 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
FW 404 Wildlife Habitat Management 3
FOR 430 Forest Health and Protection 1 3
NR 460 Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy 1 3
GEP Requirement 3
Technical Elective 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Capstone Elective 4
Technical Electives 7
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours128

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Forest Management are in high demand by state and federal land management agencies, forest products companies growing wood as a raw material, investment firms and insurance companies with land ownership portfolios, state forestry and agriculture extension services, the Peace Corps, environmental and wetland consulting firms, wood procurement companies, nursery and landscape management firms, and environmental organizations. After several years of experience, many graduates start their own businesses in forestry and land management consulting. Some graduates continue their education in graduate school to specialize in a wide variety of forestry and related programs.