University Catalog 2023-2024

Forest Management (Minor)

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The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources offers a 15 credit hour minor in Forest Management that is available to all baccalaureate degree students at North Carolina State University except majors in Forest Management. The goals of the minor are to provide elementary knowledge of forest management, appreciation for the value of forest resources, and understanding of the need for sustainable management. The minor is particularly valuable to students majoring in related disciplines. . 

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students wishing to complete the minor in Forest Management should contact the person listed below to discuss the two options. Both options require FOR 172 and FOR 339. Option A does not require the summer practicum. Option B does require 9-hours of coursework during the residential summer practicum at Camp Slocum. For certification, students in Option A should see the contact person listed below no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students choosing Option B must complete FOR 172 and FOR 339 before attending the summer practicum, thus should make their plans known before the fall of their third year.

Contact Person

Dr. Kurt Smith

SIS Code:  15FGM

Plan Requirements

  • Requires completion of 15 credit hours, selected from each of two categories in one of the two following options.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor.

Option A

Required Courses
FOR 172Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I2
FOR 339Dendrology4
FOR 252Introduction to Forest Science3
Elective Courses
Select two courses from two of the following groups :6
Group 1
Forest History, Technology and Society
World Forestry
North Carolina Forests
Group 2
Forest Ecology
Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology 1
Group 3
Silvics and Forest Tree Physiology 1
Forest Health and Protection
Total Hours15

Option B

Required Courses
FOR 172Forest System Mapping and Mensuration I2
FOR 339Dendrology4
Attend Forestry Summer Camp and take the following five courses:
FOR 204Silviculture2
FOR 261Forest Communities2
FOR 264Forest Wildlife1
FOR 265Fire Management1
FOR 273Forest System Mapping and Mensuration II3
Elective Courses
Total Hours15