Apr 26, 2018  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) 
2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Forestry - BS

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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Wildland Resources

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Communication Intensive (CI) requirement
  •   or   will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS).   (DSS) and   (DSS) may be used toward the depth course requirement.    (DHA) is recommended.


Graduation Requirements

General Science Foundation Courses, Departmental Common Courses, and all courses listed as major subject courses must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WILD courses used to meet the requirements for a major or minor in the department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

In addition to completing the University Studies course requirements , all students earning an undergraduate degree in the Department of Wildland Resources must complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses, as listed below. Some of these courses may be used toward the University Studies requirements, as indicated by the University Studies designations listed in the course descriptions.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Students in the Forestry major must meet the course requirements for University Studies, as well as complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses listed above. They must also complete 33 credits of Professional Coursework, including the following:

B. Electives

Students may take the remainder of the 120 credits from any department.  Students may want to consider additional coursework in GIS and also may want to consider pursuing a GIS minor through the Watershed Sciences Department. Courses which meet General Education “Breadth Requirements” and University Studies “Depth Education Requirements” should be included to ensure meeting University Studies Requirements.


Students wanting to pursue federal employment should check the following U.S. Office of Personnel Management website for a listing of required coursework: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0460.htm

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student’s major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ; HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements and University Studies Depth Requirements

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