Forest Management (BS)

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

The curriculum in Forest Management is a professional program accredited by the Society of American Foresters that has long been ranked as one of the best in the country. The Forest Management curriculum satisfies the education requirements to become registered (licensed) forester by the North Carolina State Board of Registration for Foresters. With a rigorous math and science base, the curriculum produces graduates with a broad education in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, communications skills, technology and the practical knowledge and skills needed for sound management of the multiple resources of natural and managed forest ecosystems. Preparatory courses in the freshman and sophomore years are followed by the nine-week forestry summer camp where the woods knowledge and field skills that are essential for all foresters are acquired. Core courses of the junior and senior years focus on forest ecosystem processes, applied economics, operational practices in forest stand management, measurement and analysis of forest stand components, policy issues in natural resource management and the management decision-making tools and skills needed to develop and implement forest management plans. Production and Ecology options have been created to further flexibility. For information on entrance requirements, contact Kimber Lunsford at E-mail: ktlunsfo@ncsu.edu.

Forestry Summer Practicum

An intensive, full-time, nine-week summer practicum with training in the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountain regions of North Carolina is required in the Forest Management curricula. The experience is based at the college’s Hill Demonstration Forest located in Durham County, NC with trips taken to other regions. Students gain this practical experience between the sophomore and junior year and earn nine-semester credits in required courses that provide a base of knowledge and skills for the advanced courses in the junior and senior years.

Plan Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
ENV 100
ENV 101
Student Success in Environmental First Year
and Exploring the Environment 1
3
PB 200 Plant Life 4
SMT 202 Anatomy and Properties of Renewable Materials 1 3
MA 114 Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications 3
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3
CH 101
CH 102
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
FOR 150 Critical Thinking and Data Analysis 1 2
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 1 4
 Hours26
Second Year
Select one of the following: 4
Chemistry - A Quantitative Science
and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory
 
College Physics I  
FOR 172 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I 1 2
FOR 260 Forest Ecology 1 4
FOR 339 Dendrology 1 4
SSC 200
SSC 201
Soil Science
and Soil Science Laboratory
4
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
FOR 250 Professional Development II: Communications in Natural Resources 1 1
Economics Elective 3
Technical Electives 4
 Hours29
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
Select one of the following: 3
Communication for Engineering and Technology  
Communication for Business and Management  
Communication for Science and Research  
FOR 303 Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology 1 3
FOR 304 Theory of Silviculture 1 4
FOR 319 Forest Economics 1 3
FOR 334 Operations Research Applications in Natural Resources 1 1
FOR 350 Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management 1 1
FOR 353
GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis and Assessment 1
or Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Science and Technology
3
FOR 430 Forest Health and Protection 3
FOR 374 Forest Measurement, Modeling, and Inventory 1 3
Advised Electives 6
 Hours30
Fourth Year
FW 404 Wildlife Habitat Management 1 3
FOR 405 Forest Management 1 4
FOR 406 Forest Inventory, Analysis and Planning 1 4
NR 460 Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy 1 3
Technical Electives 4
 Hours18
 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

Economics Electives

ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
EC 201Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3

Technical Electives

FOR/FW/NR Technical Electives
AEC 420Introduction to Fisheries Science3
AEC 423Introduction to Fisheries Sciences Laboratory1
ENT 402Forest Entomology3
FOR 248Forest History, Technology and Society3
FOR 293Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 294Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 295Special Topics in Forestry1-6
FOR 318Forest Pathology3
FOR 330North Carolina Forests3
FOR 402Forest Entomology3
FOR 408Hardwood Management3
FOR 411Forest Tree Genetics and Biology3
FOR 414World Forestry3
FOR 415World Forestry Study Tour1
FOR 420Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
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 508Hardwood Management3
FOR 520Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
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 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 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
PP 318Forest Pathology3
Technical Electives
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 150Critical Thinking and Data Analysis2
FOR 172Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I2
FOR 204Silviculture2
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 303Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology3
FOR 304Theory of Silviculture4
FOR 319Forest Economics3
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 405Forest Management4
FOR 406Forest Inventory, Analysis and Planning4
FOR 422Consulting Forestry3
FOR 430Forest Health and Protection3
FOR 434Forest Operations and Analysis3
FOR 472Forest Soils4
FOR 501Dendrology3
FOR 503Tree Physiology1
FOR 504The Practice of Silviculture3
FOR 505Forest Management4
FOR 506Silviculture Laboratory1
FOR 507Silviculture Mini Course1
FOR 519Forest Economics3
FOR 522Consulting Forestry3
FOR 534Forest Operations and Analysis3
FOR 561Forest Communities of the Southeastern Coastal Plain1
FOR 562Forest Communities of the Southern Appalachians1
FOR 574Forest Mensuration and Modeling3
FW 404Wildlife Habitat Management3
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
MEA 320Fundamentals of Air Pollution3
NR 460Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
NR 560Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy3
PB 200Plant Life4
SMT 202Anatomy and Properties of Renewable Materials3
SSC 200Soil Science3
SSC 201Soil Science Laboratory1

Advised Electives

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
AEC 420Introduction to Fisheries Science3
AEC 423Introduction to Fisheries Sciences Laboratory1
AEE 208Agricultural Biotechnology: Issues and Implications3
BAET 201Shop Processes and Management
BAET 323Water Management
BAET 332Management of Animal Environments
BAET 333Processing Agricultural Products
BAET 343Agricultural Electrification
BAET 411Agricultural Machinery and Power Units
BAET 432Agricultural and Environmental Safety and Health
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 200Computer Methods in Biological Engineering2
BAE 202Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Methods4
BAE 203Introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D for Environmental & Ecological Engineers2
BAE 204Introduction to Environmental and Ecological Engineering2
BAE 302Transport Phenomena3
BAE 305Biological Engineering Circuits4
BAE 321Bioprocessing Engineering Fundamentals3
BAE 322Introduction to Food Process Engineering3
BAE 325Introductory Geomatics3
BAE 361Analytical Methods in Engineering Design3
BAE 371Fundamentals of Hydrology for Engineers3
BAE 376Watershed Assessment and Water Quality Protection3
BAE 401Sensors and Controls3
BAE 425Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocessing3
BAE 435Precision Agriculture Technology3
BAE 451Engineering Design I2
BAE 452Engineering Design II2
BAE 462Machinery Design and Applications3
BAE 472Irrigation and Drainage3
BAE 473Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
BAE 474Principles and Applications of Ecological Engineering3
BAE 478Agricultural Waste Management3
BAE 481Structures & Environment3
BAE 488Postharvest Engineering3
BAE 492External Learning Experience1-6
BAE 493Special Problems in Biological and Agricultural Engineering1-6
BAE 495Special Topics in Biological and Agricultural Engineering1-3
BAE 501Sensors and Controls3
BAE 525Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocessing3
BAE 535Precision Agriculture Technology3
BAE 572Irrigation and Drainage3
BAE 573Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling3
BAE 578Agricultural Waste Management3
BIO 330Evolutionary Biology3
BIO 414Cell Biology3
BIT 476Applied Bioinformatics2
BIT 481Plant Tissue Culture and Transformation2
BUS 350Economics and Business Statistics3
CE 225Mechanics of Solids3
CE 282Hydraulics3
CE 301Civil Engineering Surveying and Geomatics3
CE 305Introduction to Transportation Engineering3
CE 324Structural Behavior Measurement1
CE 325Structural Analysis I3
CE 327Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 332Civil Engineering Materials3
CE 339Civil Engineering Systems3
CE 342Engineering Behavior of Soils and Foundations4
CE 365Construction Equipment and Methods3
CE 367Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings3
CE 373Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering3
CE 378Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology4
CE 381Hydraulics Systems Measurements Lab1
CE 383Hydrology and Urban Water Systems3
CE 390Engineering Economics1
CE 437Civil Engineering Computing3
CH 201Chemistry - A Quantitative Science3
CH 202Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 203General Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences3
CH 204General Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences1
CH 220Introductory Organic Chemistry3
CH 221Organic Chemistry I3
CH 222Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CH 223Organic Chemistry II3
CH 224Organic Chemistry II Lab1
CH 225Organic Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences3
CH 226Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical Sciences1
CH 227Organic Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences3
CH 228Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences1
CH 230Computational Chemistry Lab I1
CH 232Computational Chemistry Lab II1
CH 295Special Topics in Chemistry1-3
CH 315Quantitative Analysis3
CH 316Quantitative Analysis Laboratory1
CH 331Introductory Physical Chemistry4
CH 335Principles of Green Chemistry4
CH 345Chemistry and War3
CH 401Systematic Inorganic Chemistry I3
CH 403Systematic Inorganic Chemistry II3
CH 415Analytical Chemistry II3
CH 431Physical Chemistry I3
CH 433Physical Chemistry II3
CH 435Introduction to Quantum Chemistry3
CH 437Physical Chemistry for Engineers4
CH 441Forensic Chemistry3
CH 442Advanced Synthetic Techniques4
CH 444Advanced Synthetic Techniques II4
CH 452Advanced Measurement Techniques I4
CH 454Advanced Measurement Techniques II4
CH 463Molecular Origins of Life3
CH 495Special Topics in Chemistry1-4
CH 499Undergraduate Research in Chemistry1-3
CH 563Molecular Origins of Life3
CS 200Introduction to Turfgrass Management4
CS 210Lawns and Sports Turf3
CS 211Plant Genetics3
CS 213Crop Science3
CS 214Crop Science Laboratory 1
CS 216Southern Row Crop Production - Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco3
CS 218Southern Row Crop Production - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans3
CS 224Seeds, Biotechnology and Societies3
CS 230Introduction to Agroecology3
CS 312Grassland Management for Natural Resources Conservation3
CS 400Turf Cultural Systems3
CS 410Community Food Systems3
CS 411Crop Ecology3
CS 413Plant Breeding2
CS 414Weed Science4
CS 415Integrated Pest Management3
CS 418Introduction to Regulatory Science in Agriculture3
CS 424Seed Physiology3
CS 430Advanced Agroecology4
CS 465Turf Management Systems and Environmental Quality3
CS 470Advanced Turfgrass Pest Management2
CS 480Sustainable Food Production (capstone)1
CS 518Introduction to Regulatory Science in Agriculture3
CS 524Seed Physiology3
CS 565Turf Management Systems and Environmental Quality3
CSC 416Introduction to Combinatorics3
CSC 427Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
CSC 428Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
CSC 442Introduction to Data Science3
CSSC 290Professional Development in Crop & Soil Sciences1
CSSC 490Senior Seminar in Crop Science and Soil Science1
CSSC 492Professional Internship Experience in Crop and Soil Sciences1-3
CSSC 493Research Experience in Crop and Soil Sciences1-3
CSSC 495Special Topics in Crop and Soil Sciences1-6
EC 201Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
EC 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 336Introduction to Resource and Environmental 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 248Forest History, Technology and Society3
FOR 293Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 294Independent Study in Forest Management1-6
FOR 295Special Topics in Forestry1-6
FOR 318Forest Pathology3
FOR 330North Carolina Forests3
FOR 402Forest Entomology3
FOR 408Hardwood Management3
FOR 411Forest Tree Genetics and Biology3
FOR 414World Forestry3
FOR 415World Forestry Study Tour1
FOR 420Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
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 508Hardwood Management3
FOR 520Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology4
FS 462Postharvest Physiology3
FS 562Postharvest Physiology3
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 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
GIS 205Spatial Thinking with GIS3
GIS 280Introduction to GIS3
GIS 295Special Topics in Geospatial Information Science1-4
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 303Ornamental Plant Identification I3
HS 304Ornamental Plant Identification II3
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
IDS 303Humans and the Environment3
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
MAE 214Solid Mechanics3
MAE 308Fluid Mechanics3
MEA 315Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences4
MEA 320Fundamentals of Air Pollution3
MEA 323Geochemistry of Natural Waters3
MEA 473Principles of Chemical Oceanography3
MEA 573Principles of Chemical Oceanography3
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 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
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 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
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
PSE 335Principles of Green Chemistry4
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 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 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
FL* Non-CoReq
ECI 427Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language3
ECI 436Perspectives on English as a New Language3
ECI 505Issues and Trends in Foreign Language Education: Theory & Practice3
ECI 527Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language3
ECI 536Perspectives on English as a New Language3
ED 299Field Experience for 21st Century Teaching1
ENG 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
ENG 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
ENG 221Literature of the Western World I3
ENG 222Literature of the Western World II3
ENG 223Contemporary World Literature I3
ENG 224Contemporary World Literature II3
ENG 246Literature of the Holocaust3
ENG 275Literature and War3
ENG 325Spoken and Written Traditions of American English Dialects3
ENG 392Major World Author3
ENG 393Studies in Literary Genre3
ENG 394Studies in World Literature3
ENG 406Modernism3
ENG 407Postmodernism3
ENG 539Seminar In World Literature3
ENG 541Literary and Cultural Theory3
FL 216Art and Society in France3
FL 219Studies in Great Works of Non-Western Literature3
FL 220Studies in Great Works of Western Literature3
FL 221Literature of the Western World I3
FL 222Literature of the Western World II3
FL 223Contemporary World Literature I3
FL 224Contemporary World Literature II3
FL 246Literature of the Holocaust3
FL 275Literature and War3
FL 295Special Topics in Foreign Languages and/or Literatures1-6
FL 298Independent Study in Foreign Language or Literature1-6
FL 299Field Experience for 21st Century Teaching1
FL 392Major World Author3
FL 393Studies in Literary Genre3
FL 394Studies in World Literature3
FL 395Study Abroad Programs1-3
FL 406Modernism3
FL 407Postmodernism3
FL 424Linguistics for ESL Professionals3
FL 427Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language3
FL 436Perspectives on English as a New Language3
FL 440Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language3
FL 492Senior Seminar in Foreign Languages & Literatures3
FL 495Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures1-6
FL 498Independent Study in Foreign Language or Literature1-6
FL 505Issues and Trends in Foreign Language Education: Theory & Practice3
FL 506Instructional Technology in Foreign Language Education: Addressing the Standards3
FL 507College Teaching of Foreign Languages3
FL 508Second Language Acquisition Research: Interlanguage Development3
FL 524Linguistics for ESL Professionals3
FL 527Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language3
FL 536Perspectives on English as a New Language3
FL 539Seminar In World Literature3
FL 541Literary and Cultural Theory3
FL 595Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures1-6

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
SMT 202 Anatomy and Properties of Renewable Materials 1 3
MA 114 Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications 3
ENV 100
ENV 101
Student Success in Environmental First Year
and Exploring the Environment 1
3
PB 200 Plant Life 4
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
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
MA 121 Elements of Calculus 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours14
Second Year
Fall Semester
CH 201
CH 202
Chemistry - A Quantitative Science
or College Physics I
4
FOR 172 Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I 1 2
FOR 339 Dendrology 1 4
Technical Elective 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
ARE 201
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
or Fundamentals of Economics
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
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 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
FOR 319 Forest Economics 1 3
FOR 334 Operations Research Applications in Natural Resources 1 1
FOR 353
GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis and Assessment 1
or Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Science and Technology
3
FOR 374 Forest Measurement, Modeling, and Inventory 1 3
GEP Requirement 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Communication for Engineering and Technology  
Communication for Business and Management  
Communication for Science and Research  
FOR 304 Theory of Silviculture 1 4
FOR 350 Professional Development III: Ethical Dilemmas in Natural Resource Management 1 1
FOR 430 Forest Health and Protection 3
Advised Electives 6
 Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
FW 404 Wildlife Habitat Management 1 3
FOR 405 Forest Management 1 4
NR 460 Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy 1 3
GEP Requirement 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
FOR 406 Forest Inventory, Analysis and Planning 1 4
Technical Electives 4
GEP Requirement 6
 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.