2017-2018 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:

  • Demonstrate broad-based theoretical and technical knowledge of forestry sciences or wildland fire sciences.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a knowledge base of the role of forestry in tribal life, and develop an approach to forest research and management or wildland fire research and management that honors a tribe’s cultural values.
  • Understand the economic and political systems of tribal governments and those agencies that interact with tribes.
  • Apply techniques in communication that build support among tribal and non-tribal members for strong and sustainable forest and wildland fire management policies.
  • Complete an individual research problem related to a forestry or wildland fire management issue.

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

FORS310Forest Ecology

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

NATR319Introduction to Soil Science

3

NATR320Introduction to Soil Science Lab

1

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Policy Law or Tribal Governance

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Elective (Policy, Law, or Tribal Governance) - Choose from one of the following:

NASD 307, NASD 320, NASD 321, NASD 323, NASD 330, NASD 341, NASD 413, NASD 440, NASD 443

NATR 390, HYDR 422, LFSC 310

Winter (Third Year)

ECON211Microeconomics

3

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

NASD210Introduction to Indigenous Science

3

NATR342Environmental Adaptation of Plants

3

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Third Year)

FORS330Timber Harvest Systems

3

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

MATH342Statistical Methods

3

OR

MATH109Trigonometry

3

NATR375Research And Thesis Seminar

1

SPCH360Professional Presentation Skills

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall (Fourth Year)

NATR413Wildland Recreation Management

3

ECON410Economic Development on Indian Reservations

3

FORS410Advanced Silviculture and Ecosystems Management

3

ELECTIVEForestry Elective - Upper Division Natural Resources

3

ELECTIVENative American Language Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter (Fourth Year)

BIOS410Conservation of Biodiversity

3

FORS420Fire Ecology

3

NATR440NEPA Process

3

NATR460Restoration Ecology

3

NATR465Senior Research and Thesis Development

2

ELECTIVENative American Language II Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring (Fourth Year)

FORS430Issues in Tribal Forest Management

3

NATR470Disturbance Ecology

3

NATR495Senior Thesis

3

SVLN450Service to the Environment II

1

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 187

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