2020-2021 Catalog

Forestry: Forest Management Emphasis, Bachelor of Science

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Science degree will prepare the student to enter graduate school and also provides the student with the credentials to seek employment as a professional forester.

Requirements

A student must receive a “C” or better in all required courses while maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.0 to graduate. Students transferring into the program after completing an ­Associate of Science from another college may substitute equivalent courses within the first two years of the degree plan. These students must have completed all basic math and science courses. New and transferring students should consult with an advisor to plan a program to meet their specific goals and requirements for this program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Forestry, a student, will, in addition to the goals listed for the A.S. in Forestry, be able to:

  • Ability to communicate complex Natural Resource issues to a wide variety of audiences
  • Understand the Cultural, Economic, and Political systems of tribal governments in relation to natural resource issue
  • Complete an individual project related to a forestry or wildland fire management issue that demonstrates the ability to think critically and analytically

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

FORS310Forest Ecology

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

NATR413Wildland Recreation Management

3

CHEM124Introduction to General & Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

4

CHEM125Introduction to General & Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry lab

1

Total Credit Hours:14


Winter (Third Year)

ECON211Microeconomics

3

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

NATR342Environmental Adaptation of Plants

3

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

ELECTIVEOpen Elective (Emphasis)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Emphasis Elective = Upper Division Natural Resources course

Spring (Third Year)

ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

FORS330Timber Harvest Systems

3

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

MATH342Statistical Methods

3

NATR376Research and Thesis Seminar

2

ELECTIVEOpen Elective (Emphasis)

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Elective Emphasis = Upper Division Natural Resources Course

Fall (Fourth Year)

ECON410Economic Development on Indian Reservations

3

FORS410Advanced Silviculture and Ecosystems Management

3

NATR319Soil Science

3

NATR320Soil Science Lab

1

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

ELECTIVENative American Language Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (Fourth Year)

FORS420Fire Ecology

3

NATR440NEPA Process

3

NATR460Restoration Ecology

3

NATR465Senior Research and Thesis Development

2

NATR441Conservation Biology

3

ELECTIVENative American Language II Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring (Fourth Year)

FORS430Issues in Tribal Forest Management

3

NATR495Senior Thesis

3

SVLN450Service to the Environment II

1

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Policy Law or Tribal Governance

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Policy Law or Tribal Governance Electives

BUMG455Introduction to Public and Tribal Administration

4

HYDR422Water Law

3

HYDR425Watershed Management

3

LFSC309Essentials of Environmental Health

2

NASD307Native American Leaders after 1900

3

NASD320Federal Indian Law

3

NASD321Tribal Administration and Governance in Tribal Operations

3

NASD323Native American Perspectives In Natural Resource Management

3

NASD341Principles of Tribal Sovereignty

3

NASD413638 Contracts and Compacts

3

NASD443Tribal Courts

3

NASD445Intergovernmental Relations

3

NASD471Cultural Resource Management

3

NASD475Strategic Planning For Tribal Organizations

3

NATR390Environmental Law

3

Total Credit Hours: 187

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