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2018-2019 General Catalog

Forest Ecology and Management - BS


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

Department of Wildland Resources

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  • For more information about Forest Ecology and Management, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester by semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)  

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year
(28 credits)

 Fall Semester
 (14 credits)

 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester
(14 credits)

 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory     3 /1     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) /BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory     3 /1     
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)    ​4    
ENVS 2340: Natural Resources and Society (BSS)  OR other approved Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3     PHIL 1320: The Good Life (BHU)  OR other approved Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3    
WILD 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation    1     USU 1330: Civilization: Creative Arts (BCA)  OR other approved Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3    
USU 1300: U.S. Institutions (BAI)  OR other approved Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course      3          
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year
(30-31 credits)

 Fall Semester
 (15 credits)

 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester
(15-16 credits)

 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
ENVS 3300: Fundamentals of Recreation Resources Management   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3     STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   4  OR 3    
WATS 2220: General Ecology   3     WILD 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  OR GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3  OR 3    
WILD 2400: Wildland Resource Techniques   3     Elective* 2 See comment below
Comments

 

Comments

* The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Third Year
(31 credits)

 Fall Semester
 (17 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester
(14 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy   3     WATS 3700: Fundamentals of Watershed Science (CI)   3    
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)   3     WILD 3810: Plant and Animal Populations   3    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     WILD 3850: Vegetation and Habitat Management   3    
WILD 3800: Wildland Plants and Ecosystems   4     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3  
WILD 3820: Forest Plants: Identification, Biology, and Function   3     Elective* 2 See comment below
Comments

 

Comments

* The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Fourth Year
(31 credits)

 Fall Semester
 (16 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester
(15 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WILD 4750: Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management   4     WILD 5700: Forest Assessment and Management (CI)   3    
WILD 5350: Wildland Soils   3     Electives* 12 See comment below
WILD 5710: Forest Vegetation Disturbance Ecology and Management   3          
WILD 5750: Applied Remote Sensing   3          
Electives* 3 See comment below      
Comments

The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Comments

The variable number of credits for STAT 2000 and STAT 3000 requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.​

 

Forest Ecology and Management Required Courses


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